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Awakening Autumn

We’re falling into a beautiful time of the year as deciduous trees paint the horizon with warm hues of reds, yellows, and oranges. The driving forces for this colorful transition are decreased daylight and lower temperatures. Plants rely on sunlight to convert energy into food through a process called photosynthesis. A key component of this process …

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Introductions

Name: Meaghan Wright Title: Educational Interpreter Degree: History BA Responsibilities: To take care of the Live Animal Building, create programs, and help our Education Director and other interpreters with developing our education department. Q1: What did you know about Anniston Museums and Gardens prior to employment? I knew quite a lot thanks to being a summer …

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Fall Fest

Six years ago, the Anniston Museums and Gardens hosted its first ever Fall Fest. Thanks to the wonderful community support and excitement from our guests, this event continues to grow. This year, we welcomed almost 600 people to our campus! Guests explored the African savannah at Anniston Museum of Natural History, practiced their espionage skills …

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Anniston Museums and Gardens receives Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant

Grant is one of 83 distributed statewide by the Alabama Humanities Alliance to help cultural organizations bounce back from the pandemic Anniston | September 9, 2021 – The Anniston Museums and Gardens has earned a $5,000 competitive Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance. This award will help make possible interactive stations at …

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Wetland Protections

A wetland is a land that is constantly or near-constantly covered in water. This includes marshes, swamps, and bogs. Vegetation adapted to living in deeply saturated soil, such as Venus flytraps and pitcher plants, are characteristic of wetland areas. In areas where water saturation is seasonal or slow-moving, the soil may support hardier plants such …

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Marley Updates

Thanks to our community’s donations, Erin New has been hard at work with her troop to update Marley’s enclosure in our live animal building. Asian water monitor lizards are semiaquatic lizards native to southeast Asia and live not only in wetlands and swamps, but even cities with canal systems. They are incredible climbers and swimmers …

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Meet Anniston Museums and Gardens Interpreters

Name: Makaila Carpenter Title: Educational Interpreter Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (K-6th) Responsibilities: Program development, education, animal care, utilizing native and exotic artifacts to teach about our world Questions: Q1: What did you know about Anniston Museums and Gardens prior to employment? I grew up in the Oxford/Anniston …

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Force Factory Donations

For twenty-five years, you and your family have enjoyed NatureSpace. It has been a place for children, grandchildren, families, and friends to learn and grow. As education standards and curriculum change and evolve, we must adjust to continue to meet the criteria. We are proud to announce, the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s redesigned hands-on …

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Museum opens ‘Ducks, Dogs, and Decoys’ exhibit

The need for preservation and conservation of America’s wetlands is the focus of the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibit. Featured are examples of waterfowl from the Werner Collection, artifacts from one of the museum’s founders, John B. LaGarde — who was an active member of Ducks Unlimited — artwork about ducks and hunting, …

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Bridal show helping turn deferred dreams into renewed reality

Wedding bells are ringing again after a year of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A bridal show Sunday afternoon at Longleaf Botanical Gardens created an effective presentation of the wedding industry’s return to work, or at least work without restrictions. Karla Eden, co-creator of show host Wedding Belles magazine, said couples continued to get …

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