"Planet Insect," O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 12:00, 1996, VHS
Box 4 of 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-014, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Productions
This accession consists of two blogs maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Both were crawled on February 6, 2012, shortly before they were taken down.
The first blog was written by staff who attended the 2009 Museums and the Web conference. It included summaries of the proceedings. After the conference, the blog was no
The second blog, titled "The Bug Dispatch," was written by staff of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo and included information about the roles insects play in the world as well as
the work of the insect zoo. The blog was only occasionally updated.
Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution (Website)
Forces of Change (Website)
This accession consists of four websites maintained by the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as they existed in June and July 2011.
The education section of the main NMNH website, crawled on June 2, 2011, provides information about field trip planning, teacher workshops, and volunteer opportunities
as well as lesson plans, activity worksheets, and links to online resources. Also included is information about facilities and exhibitions administered by the Office of Education
and Outreach, including the Discovery Room, the Naturalist Center, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, and the Butterfly Pavilion.
The "Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution" website, crawled July 18, 2011, is dedicated to two permanent exhibitions, "Partners in Evolution" and the Butterfly
Pavilion. The website includes information about the exhibitions, a butterfly identification guide, fact sheets, and press releases.
The "Forces of Change" website, crawled July 18, 2011, highlights climate change research and includes research findings, multimedia presentations, news stories, activity
guides for teachers, and links to external resources, all organized by topic.
The Department of Paleobiology website, crawled July 20, 2011, includes multimedia educational presentations on a variety of topics as well as collection and staff information
and links to external resources. Materials are in electronic format.
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach Search this
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This accession consists of records documenting the administration and operation of the insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992). Materials include annual
reports, monthly reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 3/5/2002 memorandum, Wright to Erwin; Contact reference staff for details.