Archive for July 14, 2014

Murie Science and Learning Center and the Foot Print that Started It All

In the Field 2014
Karen Carr Mural

Karen Carr Mural

The Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali Park is the home of many long-time friends for Tony.

Over the years, Tony has had considerable input into content and programs within the Center. We popped in to say hello!

While there, Tony also got a first look at the painting created especially for the Center by international wildlife and natural history artist and long-time museum friend, Karen Carr. (Karen created all the murals in the T.Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on level 4 of the Perot Museum.)


The story behind the first Denali track as told by Dr. Florillo from Perot Museum on Vimeo.

Perot Museum curator of Earth Sciences and paleontologist, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo discusses the discovery of the first dinosaur track to be discovered in the Denali National Park.


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Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

Karen Carr Mural

The Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali Park is the home of many long-time friends for Tony. Over the years, Tony has had considerable input into content and programs within the Center. We popped in to say hello! While there, Tony also got a first look at the painting created especially for the Center…

Setting the Scene – Denali National Park and Preserve Summer 2014

In the Field 2014

Tony, Yoshi and I arrived in Anchorage last week and performed activities and preparations very similar to last year to get us to Denali Park. (Please visit the 2013 blog to learn more about those.)

Nenana River

Nenana River

Paul will be driving down from Fairbanks on Wednesday to join us. This summer, we are told, has so far been rainier and cooler than last summer. You would never know it today because the sun is out in full force. The temperature is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Flowers that look like they fell out of a 150-color box of crayons are in bloom and the park is wearing shades of green that range from lime to army. However, we can’t contest that the Riley Creek is running full force on its way to meet up with the Nenana River. There is also, of course, still snow on the surrounding mountain peaks standing out against the background of the bright blue sky.

 

Columbine flowers blooming

Columbine flowers blooming



Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

Tony, Yoshi and I arrived in Anchorage last week and performed activities and preparations very similar to last year to get us to Denali Park. (Please visit the 2013 blog to learn more about those.) Paul will be driving down from Fairbanks on Wednesday to join us. This summer, we are told, has so far been…