Monthly Archive: December Prog
Sir David Attenborough has been filming Nature all his life. In 2009, at the age of 83, he traveled the world again to discover how Life began and diversified into the myriad of organisms that form the basis of today's biodiversity. The result of this journey is the beautiful documentary, "First Life," that won three Emmy Awards in 2011. The new ROM Gallery of Early Life anticipated to open by the end of 2014 will feature some of the key fossils shown in the documentary, many of those will come from our own ROM collections!
During Season 2 of Friday Night Live (October 12, 2012 - November 30, 2012), this past fall we deployed a real time photo wall where visitors could tweet photos with the #FNLROM hashtag and they would be displayed almost instantly.
As a kid, I took my Christmas list very seriously. As an adult, I've realized that the greatest gifts are...you know.
Just like the non-avian dinosaurs, our Dino Days have come to an end. This Saturday December 8th, marks our last Dinosaur Day of the 2012 season.
Majungasaurus trying to take flight. #forevertrying
On Monday afternoon, on behalf of the ROM, Janet Carding was pleased to welcome The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources, for the announcement of Biodiversity: It's in Our Nature, the Ontario government’s new biodiversity plan.
Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!
On November 6th, Kiron Mukherjee (@kironcmukherjee), Emilio Genovese (@emilio_genovese) and I (@wrdodger) held our 1st Instagram event at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a ROM-ified #instawalk called #instaROM, here are some of the results. Over 70 photos and over 15 Instagramers took part!
Oceans. Canada borders three of them – we have more coastline than any country in the world, some 200,000km. Canadian scientists study all of them – from south-east Asia to the Cape of Good Hope to our own watery borders. The ROM’s own curator Dr. Claire Healy has discovered whole orders of ocean animals, and continues to break new ground (or water) every day. Other Canadian scientists like Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Science) and Dr.
Dr. Chris Darling brings out some cool insects. As well, from Out of the Vaults: the Bronze Beetles of George Foster will be on display.