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MA-10-16-0318-16

Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$137,419.00
City: 
Ithaca
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Museum of Earth at the Paleontological Research Institute will highlight the contributions of American women in paleontology through creation of a traveling exhibition, programming for informal educators and classroom teachers, a website featuring additional content and educational resources, and two books. Through the exhibition and its associated outreach, visitors will, 1) understand the connections between science and the cultural context in which it is practiced, 2) be able to describe the ways gender and society have affected paleontology throughout U.S. history, 3) determine how opportunities for women paleontologists are different today than in the past; and 4) gain a better understanding of paleontology and its importance. The books, programming, and website will help a broader audience gain an appreciation for the accomplishments of women in paleontology.