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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: Drivers of Beta Diversity Along Latitudinal Gradients
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Hong Qian, Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

Species diversity is often described with three components: alpha-, beta-, and gamma-diversity. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: Drivers of Beta Diversity Along Latitudinal Gradients
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Hong Qian, Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

Species diversity is often described with three components: alpha-, beta-, and gamma-diversity. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Castles, Clans, Cattle, and more in the Scottish Hielands
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Kids' Night Out: Caves!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 01, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Caves are places of wonder and mystery. Explore the Museum's cave in the Changes exhibition and learn about spelunking, cave formations, and creatures who love the dark.

6:30-9:30 pm
Ages 6-10
Members: $20 for 1 child, $15 for each additional child
Non-members: $35 for 1 child, $30 for each additional child

Kids' Night Out is a new quarterly program for children ages 6-10. Find out more ...


Carrol C. Hall Science Series: Build It: Backyard Habitats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 02, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Free for students in grades 6-8

Build It: Backyard Habitats is a science program designed especially for middle school students. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Grand Island Archaeology: Twelve Years of Research on Lake Superior's South Shore
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Please note date change: Lecture has been changed from March 13 to March 6 due to the speakers schedule.

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Illinois Women from A to Z
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Women’s History and Awareness Month, the Illinois State Museum presents the “Illinois Women from A-Z” Super Saturday on March 9 from 11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Collections include rocks and minerals, coins, toys, and more. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: March to the Music
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Film Posters: A Brief Survey
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by: Samantha Sauer, Illinois State Museum Monticello Intern in Museum Education

Explore the history of film posters. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Restless Genius: The Art of Preston Jackson
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by: Bob Sill, Illinois State Museum, Curator of Art

Explore the insatiable creative appetite of one of Illinois’ artistic treasures. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Virtual Illinois: A Roadside Guide to the Prairie State
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Chris Widga, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

How do you effectively communicate history to the public? Is it better to visualize history as a myriad of varied threads, or is synthesis possible (or even desirable)? Being linked to local places, community histories are--in many ways--inherently geographic. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Feathers and Flowers: Springtime
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 08, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Between Two Rivers
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*** TO BE HELD IN THE THORNE DEUEL AUDITORIUM AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM, 502 SOUTH SPRING STREET (SPRING & EDWARDS STREETS)

Between Two Rivers – a documentary film about Cairo, Illinois, is presented by the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty

Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cairo is a historic town with a dark and troubled past. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Illinois Mussels: The Silent Storytellers (Revisted)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Robert Warren, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Wildlife in Danger
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In honor of Earth Day, discover which animals and plants are in danger and why – and what you can do to help. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Life on the Edge: A Research Report by Tracy Evans
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tracy Evans, Illinois State Museum research associate in zoology, will present an overview of her research projects involving the study of invertebrates in an agricultural landscape.

Find out more ...


Recycled Play Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Illinois State Museum for a Recycled Play Day in honor of Earth Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Five Years at Morton Village: What Have We Learned?
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Michael Conner, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Anthropology, ISM Dickson Mounds Museum

The summer of 2012 marked the fifth season of excavations at the Morton Village site by Dickson Mounds Museum and Michigan State University. Find out more ...


Share A Meal with Community Shares
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Dine out next Wednesday to support the Illinois State Museum Society and Community Shares, a coalition of community non-profit organizations. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: "Scenes from the WPA"
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

John Lustig, Director of the ISM Lockport Gallery, will be speaking on the art made during the years of “The Great Depression” (1935-1943). Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Big Deal about Big Game: Early Paleoindian Use of Pleistocene Megafauna
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

Early Paleoindians hunted the last of the Pleistocene megafauna to extinction . Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Dark Chapters: Gangsters in Southern Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Taylor Pensoneau

Taylor Pensoneau, author of two books about crime in southern Illinois, will talk about legendary gangsters and racketeering in southern Illinois from 1920-1988.

Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Blue Stems & Blue Gills: State Symbols
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Did you know that popcorn is the Illinois State snack, or that the State dance is the square dance? Learn more about what makes Illinois truly unique during  “Blue Stems & Blue Gills: State Symbols.” Discover the Illinois State fruit, song, and more through a variety of crafts, games, and activities.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the State Museum! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Let's Get Moving
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Native American Medicinal Garden
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by: Sally Wagoner, Former Wellness and Development Director, American Indian Center of Chicago

Sally Wagoner will present a discussion about medicinal plants and explain how learning about these plants and the relationship Native people had and still have can help one's garden, their family's health, and the well being of our planet.

Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Diagnosing the Whole Patient: Using Poverty Simulation to Help Residents See Beyond Medical Issues
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Jacqueline Ferguson, MA; Andrew Varney, MD; and Ross Silverman, JD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Physicians-in-training (residents) can lose compassion for, and understanding of, their patients as residents attempt to master their chosen profession.To combat this lack of understanding and compassion, resident physicians at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine participated in an interactive poverty simulation designed to: (a) teach them the issues facing people living in poverty, (b) help them understand the issues that prevent patients from being compliant, and (c) help them become more compassionate toward the poor and poverty-stricken. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Yachties in Fatu Hiva: Tourism Theory and Ethnography by Leisure Sailors
ISM Research & Collections Center
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lecture will be held on TUESDAY, May 28th. 

Presented by Dr. Sharon S. Graf, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology and Director of Music, University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top — Mrs. Frizzle and her class dive into the sea to discover how volcanoes form islands.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top —  Mrs. Frizzle and her class dive into the sea to discover how volcanoes form islands.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Audubon's Adventures in Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, June 07, 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spend an hour in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artists. Find out more ...


Birding in the Museum with Audubon
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, June 07, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join John James Audubon, portrayed by storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis, on a unique bird watching adventure as he regales listeners with his in-depth observations of the species found in the Museum’s Changes exhibition.

This program is part of History Comes Alive. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Travelin' the Land of Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 08, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Vacation in the past at the June 8th Super Saturday “Travelin’ the Land of Lincoln.” Explore how people—past and present—travel Illinois in planes, trains, and everything in between! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Beautiful Butterflies
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Backyard Safari: Butterflies

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Backyard Safari: Butterflies

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Archaeology of Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Large U.S. Civil War Depot and Recruitment Center
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

**The Paul Mickey Science Series for June, July, and August will follow a theme on the Civil War and will take place in the Illinois State Museum's Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S. Find out more ...


Super Science Mini-Camp: "Trilobites, Tully Monster & More"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Date: Thursday, June 13
Times: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Grades: (completed) 3rd - 5th
Cost: ISMS Members $20 and Non-members $30

Go on an underwater adventure right here in Illinois! Find out more ...


Super Science Mini-Camp: "Trilobites, Tully Monster & More"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Date: Thursday, June 14
Times: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Grades: (completed) 1st and 2nd
Cost: ISMS Members $20 and Non-members $30

Go on an underwater adventure right here in Illinois! Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Growing Up Wild: Penguins on Parade — Learn about penguins and other birds who cannot fly.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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