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Kids and Culture: Backyard Birding

Saturday, September 17
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall

McDonald's and regional organizations bring kids and culture together by hosting monthly events at local organizations. On Saturday, September 17, the Museum of Cultural and Natural History​ at Central Michigan University invites kids to learn about the birds of Michigan and the adaptations that help them to survive in a variety of environments. Make and take home a bird feeder! 

Bird Hunt: Search the museum for selected birds and discover interesting facts about them including hearing their unique calls.

Beak Adaptations: Hands-on activity to help understand the adaptations of bird beaks.

Feet Adaptations: Look at different bird feet and how they are used.

Feathers: Get an up close look at feathers

McDonalds will provide refreshments and a free happy meal for participating kids. It’s fun, it’s educational and kids get to experience all things cultural for Free! For more information, ​contact Caity Burnell, Museum Educator, at 989-774-3829 or sweet2ca@cmich.edu​.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Presented by Patricia E. Mooradian
Wednesday, September 21
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Patricia E. Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, will host a presentation and networking event for students, faculty and professionals dedicated to the fields of history, museum studies, archaeology, and cultural resource management. The keynote presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Clarke Historical Library at 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Museum Studies Club, Cultural Resource Management Graduate Student Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Cultural Resource Management and Museum Studies programs, Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Clarke Historical Library, and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to mst.club.cmu@gmail.com​

For more information, contact Jay Martin, associate professor of history and director of theMuseum of Cultural and Natural History​, at 989-774-3829 or marti6jc@cmich.edu​​.


​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display in the main gallery
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.

​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open second Saturday of each month​
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
View fli​er

Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on ​the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​