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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

 

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History collects and cares for specimens and artifacts that document the history of life on Earth. Through field studies and collections-based scientific research, we generate new knowledge and promote stewardship of the Earth and its natural resources. Through public exhibitions, programs, and educational partnerships, we share the results of our scientific research, in order to enhance scientific literacy by illuminating the processes of evolution and adaptation that have shaped the diversity of our world and its inhabitants.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History's five new interdisciplinary Centers present a new vision for how we conduct and present our work, thereby enriching the way the public engages with the museum, our science, and the future of life and Earth. This new structure is our pathway to institutional sustainability, increased impact, and creative collaborations, all of which lead to enhanced experiences for our visitors and increased value to our community.

The Center for Lifelong Science Learning studies the processes of informal science learning in settings outside the classroom, such as museums and community organizations. This research is catalyzing changes in our museum, including more immersive experiences, exciting hands-on interactions, and expanded access to collections for museum visitors.

The Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems engages scientists from partner institutions worldwide to collaborate on understanding, managing, and sustaining the health of local and global ecosystems. The Center sponsors projects that study the diversity and distribution of life as well as effects that humans have on ecosystems.

The Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems engages scientists from partner institutions worldwide to collaborate on understanding, managing, and sustaining the health of local and global ecosystems. The Center sponsors projects that study the diversity and distribution of life as well as effects that humans have on ecosystems.

The Center for Evolutionary Biology explores the relationships among living things and studies the processes that have led to our planet's amazing diversity of life. Utilizing the museum's collection of more than 22 million specimens, the Center seeks to achieve scientific breakthroughs both in understanding the history of the earth and in explaining these evolutionary concepts to the public.

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The Center for Digital Innovation applies powerful computer simulations, imaging, and other technologies to help scientists capture, store, and analyze complex data sets. The Center leverages innovative technologies to increase public engagement with science.

 
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