Monthly Archive: December
In conjunction with the ROM's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, Henry's exclusively invited ROM members to enter the Capture the Wilderness Contest which ran from February 1 - March 20, 2016. ROM Members were asked to tweet their latest and greatest tips for capturing the wilderness for a chance to win one of five SONY ALPHA A6000 Cameras equipped with a 16-50mm lens! We are excited to announce the final 5 Contest Winners.
Living birds may have their ancestors' beaks to thank for surviving the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. New research indicates the closest relatives of modern birds, the small feathered raptor dinosaurs and primitive toothed birds, went extinct abruptly at the end of the Cretaceous Period, and that beaked birds may have benefitted because of their ability to eat seeds. This study is the newest to shed light on how some animals may have survived the massive meteor impact and subsequent ecological turmoil that ended the reign of the dinosaurs.
ROM Ornithologist, Mark Peck describes one of the ways he contributes to Citizen Science
If family albums are understood as social artifacts, rather than simply images, perhaps their vulnerability towards dehistoricization and aestheticization can be overcome. Written by Aliya Mazari.
By: Peter Fenton
Joe Moysiuk is a volunteer in the ROM Invertebrate Palaeobiology team
By: Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Coordinator
When we receive our evaluation forms back at the end of every session of camp, our number one piece of positive feedback is not what you may think.
Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week. The ROM is supported by a vibrant and passionate community of volunteers that contribute to making the Museum an exceptional place to visit.
Yesterday we welcomed Josh Basseches, the new Director & CEO of the ROM. A transformational leader for more than two decades, Basseches brings an extraordinary depth of global museum insight to his new role. His vision includes enhancing the relevance and impact of the Museum by throwing the doors of the institution wide open and dramatically strengthening all aspects of the visitor experience.
Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Jessica Gordon
We live in an age where almost anyone with a cell phone can take a picture and share it with everyone almost instantly. In spite of this we continue to take and fall in love with photos of nature and the wildlife that surrounds us. We continue to push the boundaries of where we can go while taking cameras along with us. The question becomes: why do we still carry on the tradition? Why is wildlife photography so important to us? Here are five answers to the question, "why?".