Presented by: Mark Mortenson President & CEO, Buffalo Museum of Science
This presentation is part of the "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century" Downtown Library Noon-Hour 2010 - 2011 Lecture/Discussion Series every 2nd Tuesday sponsored by The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN).
Mark Mortenson, President & CEO, Buffalo Museum of Science, spoke about the museum as it is described on their website:
"The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. Its extensive collections of over 700,000 specimens and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe.
"Based at 1020 Humboldt Parkway and anchoring Buffalo's East Side in Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park since 1929, the Museum presents a wide variety of programs and services for families, teachers, adults, and community organizations throughout each year.
"The Museum also operates Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land and seasonally sponsors archaeological exploration at the Hiscock Site in nearby Genesee County, NY, one of North America's richest Ice Age sites.
The museum and Tifft Nature Preserve are governed by the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences."
Some unusual pieces were shown from the Museum's collection with audience participation in imagining what the pieces actually were.
-- By Dennis Galucki
Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature