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Conservation Symposium | Cleveland Museum of Natural History
In the United States, there are about 1,800 natural history collections that, in total, hold an estimated 1 billion specimens. The museums and other institutions that house these collections can only display a fraction of the specimens they contain (often less than 1%), which has led some to question the need to keep all that stuff?
This year’s symposium will feature Darrin Lunde, author of The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History. Mr. Lunde’s presentation titled Theodore Roosevelt: A Lifetime Museum Naturalist will trace Roosevelt’s advocacy for natural history collections in America and his ideal that the most effective conservation measures stem from a firm grasp of the natural sciences, all of which have their foundations in museum collections.
Join us for additional presentations focused on the Museum’s collections, archives and educational resources, as well as crayfish, herbaria and a recently described species of mantis. #ConservationSympCLE
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