Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bring Your Bones!

In the last month or so we've had visitors ask, "So, what do you guys do when you're closed? Go on vacation?" Although it is true that we close both Natural History and Marine exhibits during the month of January, we spend the time working on a number of projects. One of which is happening this week!

This Saturday, January 17th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, we will be hosting a free event called Bring Your Bones Day. This is a unique chance to bring any of those mysterious bones you have found -- perhaps while walking on the beach or in the woods -- to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to have them identified by two bone experts. We will have Lee Post, a master marine mammal skeleton articulator, here from Homer, Alaska. Lee is also known as "The Boneman" and you can visit his website by clicking here. We will also have local veterinarian and wildlife specialist, Dr. Tony Rogstad. Combining the knowledge of The Boneman and Dr. Tony, I'm confident that you will discover the origins of any bone you bring to them.

Even if you don't have your own bones, we will have our bone collection on display, including gray whale, seal, otter, dolphin, and bird skeletons. For more information about Bring Your Bones Day, click here or give us a call at 360.385.5582.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Bone Day was wonderful. And what really impressed me was how many folks had bones to bring for ID, or just to share. Great idea and something we should do periodically as a service to the community.

    Nice work!

    Linda Dacon


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