Description: Shoreline Nature Trail An informational brochure from the Dorr Museum describing some aspects of the ecology of the Shoreline Nature Trail, such as intertidal life, decay, ferns, and geology.
Description: The Natural History Museum 1988-1989 "The Natural History Museum at College of the Atlantic is open to visitors during the academic year by reservation only. The Museum offers many unique learning opportunities through its exhibits. Find out how a small oil spot killed the off-shore Razorbill; Encounter a Black Bear tolerating a swarm of bees to get to the honey; Discover how Atlantic Puffins set up home on the rocky coast of Maine. FIELD TRIPS The Natural History Museum at College of the Atlantic sponsors participatory outreach programs for schools, colleges, museums, and other organizations during the academic year. Our traveling programs include: Whales-on-Wheels When you request our Whales-on-Wheels program, you accept the challenge of fitting together a 20-foot-long jigsaw puzzle: the backbone of a Minke Whale. Whales-on-Wheels requires a room at least 30 feet long with movable desks and chairs. Birds-on-Wings How do owls fly noiselessly? Why do birds migrate? You will explore these and other questions when you schedule our traveling collection of wings, feathers, skulls, mounts, and study skins. Through participatory activities, participants will study bird behavior, adaptations, and predator-prey relationships. The Naugahyde Whale ... is a 10-foot-long foam and fabric replica of a Pilot Whale. Unzip its skin to reveal removable muscles, bones, and organs, and then put it back together. [show more]
Description: An informational brochure describing the Dorr Museum of Natural History's summer programs, general visitor information, workshops, study collection, curriculum materials, and relationship with the College of the Atlantic.
Description: An illustrated informational brochure from 1982 describing the Dorr Museum's summer programs, traveling exhibits, relationships with cooperating institutions, and general visitor information.
Description: The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Art: Blue Mussels, by Sarah Drummond At the Museum Wildlife Exhibits Detailed dioramas created by COA students depict the plant and animal life of coastal Maine. Hands-on Materials Children of all ages can touch, smell, listen and create while learning about our environment. Baleen, fur, wings and skulls are available to touch. Interpretive Programs Museum staff lead a variety of activities encouraging the entire family to participate in natural history learning. Summer Events Evening lectures, book signings and slide presentations on a wide variety of topics. Summer Field Studies Under the supervision of environmental educators, children investigate the ecology of Mount Desert Island's tidepools, forests, mountaintops and ponds. Group Tours Schools and community groups are welcome to arrange a variety of special programs through the museum. [show more]
Description: A brochure describing the history, vision statement, and context in the College of the Atlantic community of the Dorr Museum, as well as information about the dedication ceremony held for the Dorr Museum on July 27, 2000.
Description: 1 sheet Fire safety and renovation work to me the requirements of the Maine State Fire Code plan drawn in pencil on mylar. Prepared by Megan Godfrey May 3, 1977 and reproduced by Wendy Doherty October 14, 1987.