Category Archives: fun

Important Figures in the History of Natural History: Alice Eastwood, Patron of Collections

Alice Eastwood was a Canadian botanist born in 1859, who moved to Denver with her family in 1873 and taught there for several years. A self-trained botanist, her expertise was so well-known and regarded that she was invited to serve … Continue reading

Posted in figures in natural history, fun, news | Leave a comment

HUB Robeson Center Exhibit

The Frost Entomological Museum was selected to exhibit some of the collection in ‘Eclectic Collections’ at the HUB Robeson Center on Penn State’s University Park Campus. Hopefully, we can draw Penn State students, staff, and visitors to our exhibit while … Continue reading

Posted in curation, fun, news | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Illustrating Metamorphosis with Maria Sibylla Merian

This post is the fifth in a short blog series featuring important figures in the history of natural history. Maria Sibylla Merian is considered one of the most important naturalists of the 17th  century. Though she was well known during … Continue reading

Posted in fun, news, outreach, teaching | Leave a comment

Inspirational Reading

In what ended up being an incredibly chaotic semester for me-between taking 4 classes and TAing one, running another marathon, going to ESA in Denver, and taking on the role of the Penn State Entomological Graduate Student Association Outreach Coordinator … Continue reading

Posted in fun | Leave a comment

Bees and Bookbinding: Apoidea Symbolism in 16th Century France

Last semester, I had the pleasure of visiting Penn State’s Special Collections Library with my Artist Books class to peruse some of the structures, bindings, and content for inspiration. We were privileged to see and interact with a large variety … Continue reading

Posted in fun | Tagged , | 1 Comment