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Accession 11-219,  National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach,  Naturalist Center History Files, 1976-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach
Title: Naturalist Center History Files
Dates: 1976-2007
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 11-219
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center provides hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant files, vision statements, planning materials, agreements, reports, worksheets, clippings, publicity materials, visitor comments, images, architectural drawings, notes, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center provides hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant files, vision statements, planning materials, agreements, reports, worksheets, clippings, publicity materials, visitor comments, images, architectural drawings, notes, and related materials.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-219, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach, Naturalist Center History Files

Container List

Box 1

Evaluation of Presentation, January 25, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Ball State artifact loan extension, 2000

Box 1 of 2

Evacuation Plan and Maps

Box 1 of 2

Road Signage for the Naturalist Center, 1996

Box 1 of 2

About the Naturalist Center Programs, 1995-2008

Box 1 of 2

Building an Ark: The Naturalist Center Vision, 1993

Box 1 of 2

Suggestions for New Naturalist Center, June 1999

Box 1 of 2

Move announcement and site plan, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Articles, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 2

Announced closure of Naturalist Center and Loudoun County Space Offer, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Publicity by Smithsonian Institution, 1976-1986

Box 1 of 2

Thank you letters, 1993-2001

Box 1 of 2

Guest Book from grand opening and reception, 1976

Box 1 of 2

Comment Sheets to Naturalist Center closing, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 2

Strategic Planning Process, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Emergency Procedures Memorandum, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Requests to visit the Naturalist Center, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center logo

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Vision Statement, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Management by Objectives Plan, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 2

Public Programs Origin Chart, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Bulletin Boards in the Naturalist Center, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center "vision" retreat, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Management by Objectives timeline, 1993-1998

Box 1 of 2

Library Development, 1990-1993

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center/Smithsonian Institution Libraries Memorandum of Understanding, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Incidents/Security, 1980-1985

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1980

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1981

Box 1 of 2

Mailing List Minority Original, 1980

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1982

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1986-1988

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

Professional correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 2

School group packet

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center/Loudoun County/Claude Moore Farm, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Resolution of Support Loudoun Board of Supervisors, April 2, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center layout

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center on the move, 1996

Box 1 of 2

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) logo

Box 1 of 2

What is the Naturalist Center? (one pager)

Box 1 of 2

Virginia Tourism Brochure, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Mission Statement, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Turning Real Potentials into Potent Realities, 2000

Box 1 of 2

Women's Committee Proposal, FY 1998

Box 1 of 2

Mobil Foundation, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Outreach Proposal - Comprehensive Science Center Initiative, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Department of Energy, Natural Science Public Information Resource Exchange (NSPIRE), 1991

Box 1 of 2

NSPIRE, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Computer Projects, 1988-1987

Box 1 of 2

Robert Sullivan letters for NSPIRE, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Naturalist Center Poster Session, Smithsonian Institution Technical Fair, 1995

Box 1 of 2

George Mason University (GMU)/NMNH Letters, 2007

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

GMU/NMNH Partnership, 2005-2006

Box 2 of 2

Naturalist Center Information and Articles, 2005-2006

Box 2 of 2

GMU letters, 2007

Box 2 of 2

GMU Collaboration, 2006

Box 2 of 2

GMU/Amy Bolton Project, 2006

Box 2 of 2

GMU - Donna Sterling and Wendy Frazier Proposal - Expanding Pathways to Science, 2006

Box 2 of 2

Jefferson County Public Schools, 1999

Box 2 of 2

North Carolina State Museum Naturalist Center, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Learning how to read natural history objects, 1985-1987

Box 2 of 2

Beaks Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Body Coverings Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Evolutionary Trends Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Flight Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Locomotion Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Shells Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Teeth Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Insects Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Eggs Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Speciation Worksheet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Speciation Exercise Location File

Box 2 of 2

Echinoderms

Box 2 of 2

Primates Activity

Box 2 of 2

Patterns in Nature

Box 2 of 2

Primate Osteology Laboratory

Box 2 of 2

Ceramics Laboratory

Box 2 of 2

Geology Activities - Mineral Hunt and Rack Exercise

Box 2 of 2

School Group Projects

Box 2 of 2

Student Letters, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Learning How to Read Natural History (LTRNHO) objects

Box 2 of 2

LTRNHO Packet

Box 2 of 2

Follow-up Evaluation (LTRNHO)

Box 2 of 2

LTRNHO Packets, 1986

Box 2 of 2

Science Symposium Packet, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Printing Permission, 1985-1986

Box 2 of 2

Scientific Illustration Pamphlets, Applications Flyer Master, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 2

Draw In, 1983-1988

Box 2 of 2

DeMary, Carolyn, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Concept Map, 1991

Box 2 of 2

Evaluation Rubric Didactic versus Constructivist

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Mentors

Box 2 of 2

Education Outreach Proposal Iwonder, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder, 1989-1999

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder - Education Outreach Fund, funding letter, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 2

Lesson plan guidelines, 1997

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder workshop concept maps, 1997

Box 2 of 2

Setting Up Iwonder Unit Plan

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Program, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Activity Masks Lesson Plan

Box 2 of 2

Education Outreach Fund - Iwonder Proposal, 1996

Box 2 of 2

Education Outreach Fund - Iwonder, 1996

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder: Inquiry and the Problem of Change, April 1996

Box 2 of 2

American Association of Museums Poster Session - Iwonder, 1997

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University/Eisenhower Foundation Grant, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University Iwonder update on research and plans for the future, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University - Pfiser Proposal, 1998

Box 2 of 2

Virginia Association of Biology Teachers (VABT) Conference, 2001

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University Memorandum of Understanding, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Workshop - Ball State University, 1995

Box 2 of 2

NSPIRE Ball Sate University Teachers Initial Interview Questions

Box 2 of 2

Center for Excellence in Education Indiana University, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Ball State University Reception, February 1995

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder Indiana-Eisenhower Grant, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Tri-State Education Initiative, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Tri-State Networking Proposal to United States, Department of Commerce, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Photographs and Negatives of Naturalist Center

Box 2 of 2

Highlights Tours of the Naturalist Center

Box 2 of 2

Photographs

Box 2 of 2

Iwonder unit plans

Box 2 of 2

Shells by Terry

Box 2 of 2

Interagency task force on interpretation

Box 2 of 2

Naturalist Center Study Guides to Collections, 1979

Box 2 of 2

Events Fliers

Box 2 of 2

Anthropology Development, 1981-1983

Box 2 of 2