Harvard Museum Set to Open New England Forests Exhibit

Harvard Museum Set to Open New England Forests Exhibit

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 9:00am

New England Forests, a permanent multi-media exhibition that explores the history and ecology of the region's forests, is scheduled to open May 21 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

Drawing on the museum's collections and the expertise of scientists from across the university, the exhibit features research about how forest communities work, respond to climate change and invasive species and cycle water and carbon. Located in the new Zofnass Family Gallery, the displays will allow visitors to explore the environment of woodland wolves, caribou and other wildlife and look deeply into the life cycles in and around a forest pond, from tiny aquatic insects to large moose.

As an extension of the exhibition, the museum plans to offer a series of lectures and symposia in the fall of 2011.

For more information about this and other exhibits and activities at the museum, go to www.hmnh.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3045.

Image: Harvard Museum of Natural History

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