Young Explorers Winter Day Camp on Thursday, December 21st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will allow young collectors to learn more about collecting and displays, get their complimentary book Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn! signed by author Michael Sanchez and see behind the scenes collections at the museum.
“This book is how-to guide to creating your own collections for young people who are curious about nature, and who have probably gathered a few treasures, either from the woods, beach, mesa, mountain or backyard and have them displayed on a shelf,” said author Sanchez, “Natural History collections usually start with one object that catches the eye, sparking curiosity about its origins. This book will help the young collector learn how to clean, store and display specimens about whatever magnificent objects that speak to life on Earth.”
In the book’s introduction, Sanchez writes, “In the years that I’ve worked at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many children who maintain a collection. What I love best about discussing their collections with them is discovering how each one has learned to speak with authority and become an expert on his or her chosen subject. The same will be true for you.”
Full of beautiful graphics, and clear instructions, Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn!” is published by Quarto Knows. The book is available for purchase in the NatureWorks Discovery Store located inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Book sale proceeds to benefit the Education Department.