My name is Ben, and I’m a museum educator in the
Washington, DC Chicago area. I’m interested in science education, particularly the communication and exploration of concepts like evolution and deep time. My research is focused on the historic and aesthetic dimensions of natural history education, especially the cultural and scientific legacies of mounted dinosaur skeletons. Please direct questions to extinctmonsters (at) gmail.
What’s with extinct monsters? This was the evocative title of the first incarnation of the National Museum of Natural History’s fossil halls (1911-1963). I find it charming, and am cheerfully borrowing it.
Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone, and do not reflect the museums and other institutions where I have worked, studied or volunteered.