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7. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Press Contact: Nina Foster
(202) 414-0791; nfoster@susandavis.com

Web Site: www.naturalsciences.org

Left to right: Emlyn Koster, Molly Paul, Mrs. Obama.

Left to right: Emlyn Koster, Molly Paul, Mrs. Obama. Click image for a larger view.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, part of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has chosen 15-year old Molly Paul as its exemplar of the institution’s community value. “Molly's remarkable achievements as a knowledgeable and eloquent voice for the natural world make her a great ambassador for what ultimately matters, locally and globally,” said the museum’s Director Emlyn Koster.  “The museum is indeed fortunate to have Molly’s infectious appetite as a volunteer extraordinaire. I commend her family and school for providing a clearly successful setting of encouragement and support. We are very proud of her accomplishments. Today’s progressive science museums must embrace a collective approach. Molly and those like her are forces for good in the interdependence of humanity and nature.” Molly will travel to Washington and share the impact the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences has had on her life during the May 8 celebration.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh is the state's most visited cultural attraction. It is an active research institution that engages visitors of every age and stage of learning in the wonders of science and the natural world, drawing them into the intriguing fields of study that are critical to the future of North Carolina. The museum also proudly participates in the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Initiative.

Praise for North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences:

“For many years, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has been an invaluable resource to our state’s people. It has helped generations of North Carolinians discover not only our state’s unique natural history and unique habitats, but also our shared responsibility to preserve these treasures for future generations. I commend the museum’s staff and all who had a hand in today’s much-deserved recognition, and I look forward to welcoming them to Washington, D.C. later this year.” – U.S. Rep. David Price (NC).

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