RIGHT NOW at the Royal Ontario Museum, you can walk on the Moon!
A piece of the moon brought down during one of the Apollo missions, is now on display at the Museum. It’s been put in a wonderful platform for you to walk on.
So you can tell your all your friends you’re one of the few to have ever walked on the moon. #the wittiest thing we’ve ever done
Remember! We also have the Moon on display year around, as well as meteorites from Mars!
The Earth is so pumped for the Museum’s Earth Sciences Weekend it QUAKED in excitement. #earthquake
“ROCK” on at the ROM
It has been the second week of working with ROMKids, and I am extremely excited for this coming weekend.
We have been busy planning for our Earth Science themed Weekend! The ROM is very well known for their collection of World History, but the Natural Science Galleries of the ROM is just as extensive! Don’t’ just take my word, come out and see for yourself.
This week I learned that at the Royal Ontario Museum, Earth Science is not just limited to the Science related to the earth (yes I know that part seems obvious, but please bear with me…) but it is also related to outer space as well (mind blowing isn’t it? Outer space is considered to be part of Earth Science… EARTH Science). With that being said, I have helped plan a variety of fun activities, that are part and off this planet. I also found out that the ROM has pieces of the moon on display! I have to admit, I don’t know where they are, but I’ve made it my goal to find out this weekend (Spolier, I found them! See the photo above!). Who knew we could see something so cool, so close to home?
We have some more work to complete before we’re all set for this weekend. But I guarantee that this weekend is going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!
I hope to see you all at Earth Science Weekend 2013!
Find out more information on Earth Sciences Weekend HERE!
Rachel is currently finishing up her Education degree from Trent University by completing her intership with ROMKids. With her background in Archaeology and Education, she is all prepared for her eventual time travel experiences. Check her posts HERE.
“Early Life” of My ROM Internship
Hi! I’m Rachel, and I’m a Teacher Candidate studying at Trent University. Back in the day, I used to volunteer with the ROM Summer Club and I had a fantastic experience. When I had to leave I couldn’t get the ROM out of my head, so when I was presented with an opportunity to complete my internship at the ROM, I couldn’t say no! This opportunity will not only let me continue working with children, but will also allow me to explore different types of jobs that I could branch out to (hint: I’m currently looking for a job, so if you’re interested let’s talk).
This week was the first of my 4 week internship, and this first week was action packed! After being introduced to the crew (shout out to Kiron, Chris and Suzanne) and being given a tour of the museum (before opening hours I might add), I had the opportunity to help out with creating the activities for Family Fun Weekends. This week’s theme: Early Life.
My tasks leading up to the weekend included painting a mural and creating the crafts for the children to come in to use as an example. I haven’t touched paints since my elementary school days, so when I was given the task to paint I was worried I would make something that was not presentable to the public. Luckily that didn’t happen, and it turned out better than I thought (everyone was very nice about it too).
Interesting facts I’ve learnt this week that I’d like to share.
- Here are some of the prehistoric animals that lived before the dinosaurs: Trilobite, Eurypterid and Anomalocaris.
- The Trilobite has its name because it’s made of 3 parts
- the Eurypterid is also known as the sea scorpion
- and the Anomalocaris was the length of your arm.
Though these are not as famous as some of the other creatures that have lived (I’m looking at you dinos), they are just as interesting and important to learn about.
I’m used to seeing the how the museum works as someone who visits on a weekly basis. But the next weeks will open my eyes to see how the museum works behind the scene. I sure hope these weeks don’t go by as fast as this first week did.
Rachel is currently finishing up her Education degree from Trent University by completing her intership with ROMKids. With her background in Archaeology and Education, she is all prepared for her eventual time travel experiences
The Royal Ontario Museum! I’m planning on coming back to Toronto for longer, later on, so I only let myself snoop around the floor about natural history. I got so excited, I’m such a nerd. Also did some sketches, so maybe I should update my art blog!
AWESOME PHOTOS! Thanks for makin’ it out to the Museum! #rom photo tour
This weekend (May 4/5) at the Royal Ontario Museum is Early Life Weekend! We’ll be showcasing some severely underrated fossils from the time BEFORE dinosaurs, when life first evolved!
This is all in an effort to promote our next big permanent gallery, the Gallery of Early Life, which opens in 2014, in time for the ROM’s 100 year anniversary!
THE EARLY LIFE WEEKEND PROGRAM LINEUP!
- ROM palaeontologists Cédric Aria and Lorna O’Brien will be out this weekend to talk to you about palaeontology, their research and the Burgess Shale!
- We’ll have touch tables showcasing fossils from the incredible Burgess Shale.
- We’ll even have a sneak peek at a few fossils that will be installed in the Gallery of Early Life!
- We’ll have daily showings of Sir David Attenborough’s incredible documentary ‘First Life’!
- For all the families out there, we’ll also have some Burgess Shale inspired puppets for the kids to make, costumes, puzzles, murals and more.
- The Dino Lounge also makes a return for all those families with kids under 5!
- And let’s be real, you can’t do a palaeontology themed weekend and not talk about dinosaurs and the ice age. We’ve brought out some very special objects from the vaults to show off at our touch tables!
- All this and MORE this weekend!
- And remember folks, special activities run from 11 to 3!
- Meet Jean-Bernard Caron, Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology at the ROM, mastermind behind our upcoming Gallery of Early Life, and a world leader in the field. Toronto’s Grid newspaper recently listed him as one Toronto’s 10 best young big thinkers!
- Learn more about the Burgess Shale HERE:
-ROM Burgess Shale Projects
-The Burgess Shale: Evolution’s Big Bang
-Re-examining the Burgess Shale
- And check out this great video on the Burgess Shale hosted by Jean-Bernard himself!
- Learn more about the upcoming Gallery of Early Life HERE.
- Though we’re running the documentary ‘First Life’ throughout the weekend, you may want to watch it in advance. It’s an incredible film, hosted by the LEGENDARY Sir David Attenborough, and features a guest appearance from Jean-Bernard! Check out THIS blog on the ROM’s research featured in the doc.
- Check out our Burgess Shale website, built with Parks Canada HERE. It’s a fabulous resource full of images, videos and all sorts of content!
See you this weekend!