Monthly Archive: December rese
Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013
ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park.
Ben & Bruno’s Excellent Trilobite Adventure
Event highlights of the ROM’s popular bimonthly Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinics!
Fossil-finding Tour at Evergreen Brick Works
In July, ROM Assistant Curator Dr. Kevin Seymour offered an enthusiastic group of 25 ROM members a guided tour of the famous fossil site at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto’s Don Valley. Beautiful weather was the order of the day (after days of rain), giving all participants an enjoyable if somewhat muddy outing.
Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field
400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.
Objects and stories from Namibia
The ROM recently acquired several Himba (from the northwestern Kuenene Region of Namibia) accessories and garments collected by Paul Welhauser, the founder of Nharo!
Restoring a Rebel Pharaoh’s Kingdom: In the field with Prof. Barry Kemp
Laura Ranieri's experience working with Prof. Barry Kemp CBE of Cambridge University and a small archaeology team as they excavated and partially reconstructed Akhenaten's Great Temple of Aten in Egypt.
Interview: Egyptologist Barry Kemp
Professor Barry Kemp CBE is an esteemed British Egyptologist who has been excavating at Amarna for 35 years. His critically acclaimed book, The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, was released in 2012 and is available online and in bookstores. He spoke at the ROM on September 19, 2013. I was lucky enough to spend two weeks at the site of Amarna in February of 2013. During that time, I had the opportunity to interview Prof. Kemp. The following is an edited version of that conversation. All photos copyright Laura Ranieri, 2013.
Migration: The Long and Bumpy Road
Migrations are a visually stunning, remarkable part of nature, from flying flocks of birds to stampeding bison.
Grandson visits ROM specimens named after his grandfather
Neal and Bonnie Finn from Edmonton, Alberta, visited the ROM to see a fossil specimen named after Neal's granfather in 1925.
Behind the Scenes at the #ROMGameJam
On August 9-11, the ROM hosted our first-ever Game Jam. Here's a peek behind the scenes.