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Countdown: 3 Days Until NY Rocks!

Mar 10th, 2023

NY ROCKS! Exhibit

opens at Museum of the Earth on March 13.

Join Us For The Grand Opening!

NY Rocks! Ancient Life of the Empire State opens to the public on Monday, March 13. The exhibit will be on display through December 2023. Visitors will learn about what life and the environment were like in New York during the Devonian Period when trilobites skittered on the seafloor, armored fish like Dunkleosteus terrorized the ocean, and the first forests were growing on the land.

NY Rocks! Ancient Life of the Empire State will also show how the Earth’s Devonian history from 385 million years ago continues to impact the world today. Visitors will learn how Devonian rocks have been used for building stone, how Devonian bedrock affects wine production in the Finger Lakes, and how regional tourism relates to Earth history events. They will also have the opportunity to see for the first time remarkable fossils from PRI’s “behind the scenes” research collection that are not normally on exhibit.

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Celebrate Spring at Museum of the Earth!

Spring brings new life, learn about the animals that laid eggs through time. There will be activities such as egg crafts, a dinosaur egg matching scavenger hunt, and fossils of course!

Saturday, March 25th, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Egg Matching Scavenger Hunt (with prizes): 10 am - 5 pm
  • Egg Tables and Activities: 10 am - 1 pm

Maple Day - March 11th

Join us at the Cayuga Nature Center to celebrate maple trees! While we are not hosting our traditional pancake breakfast this year, we’ve prepared plenty of ways to enjoy and celebrate maples!

We’ll kick off our morning at 9 am by getting the sap boiling! Then from 10 am - 1 pm we’ll have multiple activities throughout the grounds for visitors to enjoy!

The Cayuga Nature Center lodge will be open from 10 am - 5 pm.

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Online Events In March:

Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EST - Yes, We Can Really See That from Space! Today more than 60 satellites in orbit carry Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payloads used to image the earth. The commercial SAR industry is valued at over $3 billion and continues to grow, but you won't see any of this imagery on Google earth! In this talk Nicholas LaVigne, Data Scientist, Ursa Space, will explore this unique sensor and how scientists and engineers at Ursa Space Systems are using it to catch illegal fishing vessels, measure the world's available oil supply, provide humanitarian aid, and more.

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Virtual Exhibit

Daring to Dig: Women In American Paleontology

Celebrate Women's History Month with PRI. Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology explores the achievements, adventures, and discoveries made by women in American paleontology over the past few centuries. This virtual exhibit also considers the personal and societal challenges that these pioneering scientists faced and examines their professional accomplishments in the broader context of the history of paleontology as a scientific discipline in the United States. 
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