• Annual Meeting-February 21,2002
  • "Seashore and Sealife" Making Progress
  • "LIVE" at the Natural History Museum
  • Thank You's
  • Things we need....
  • Volunteer's Corner: A Profile


Winter Edition 2002

Museum News
Earth Day 2002

Saturday, April 20

 

Please plan to attend the Natural History Museum's 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival on April 20. This year, the museum is pleased to announc it's opportunity to partner with Marian Medical Center in producing this very important, educational event. As in the past, various environmentally-conscious groups and organizations will share information, perform demonstrations, and provide freebies about protecting our environment. Please join us for food, fun, and learning about our earth and how to take care of it.

LIVE! At the Museum

The Natural History Museum in Santa Maria is please to announce it's new program "LIVE at The Mueum." Drop by the Natural History Museum anytime between 11 am and 2 opm on the first Saturday of the month to see natural hisotry come to life. Startingt Saturday, February 2, the museum will be home to a live animal for the day. Visitors will be treated to a real animal they can touch, talk to, and learn about. Every month will be a new suprise and visiting animals could be bats, birds, snakes or even an ostrich! Local animal specialists, animal protection groups, and educational resources will bring the animal along with a lot of knowledge and expertise to share with museum visitors. This is a free event and is a great way for families to spend time together while learning some new things about animals in our area.

Shakleton's Antartic Adventure: A Story of Survival and Leadership

On November 4,2001 the museum held its annual fundraising lecture and reception.We had a full house for Bob Brigg's fascinating and engaging presentation on legendary Antartic explorer, Ernest Shakleton. Special thanks to the following sponsors of our event: Morgan Stanley, Mother Goose Books, Lane Tanner Winery, Lucas and Lewellen Winery, Foxen Winery.

We exceeded our fundraising expectations and thanks to the contributions made by those listed above, our costs were minimal. All funds raised at this event will go directly towards programming and educational costs for the museum.

Great Generosity Shown in December-Successful Holiday Appeal

The Museum's first ever direct-mail fundraising campaign was an overwhelming success! In this time of national crisis and economic uncertainty the Museum is so thankful and grateful for the financial generosity expressed by our community. There are so many wonderful and worthwhile organizations that are in need of financial support. The fact that so many of you chose to support the Natural History Museum as we add to our exhibits, is very meaningful to us. Thank you again for your interest and support!

We Asked. You Answered.

Thank you so much to the following museum supporters for their generous gifts. your support means a lot to us.

Bee Safe Lock and Key-thank you for the greatly-discounted sale of a hide-a-key box. This was a much needed purchase for the museum and one we could not have made without their generous discount.

Museum Wish List

The following items are needed by the museum. your donation of these items, in working order, would be much appreciated.

Vacuum Cleaner, with attachments

Folding Chairs

Office/Desk Chairs

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