Women’s History Month Event: Women in Science – Anna Botsford Comstock

Burpee Museum of Natural History is celebrating Women’s History Month by examining the life of Anna Botsford Comstock, the founder of nature study. Comstock, a scientific illustrator and naturalist, is most remembered as the first educator to bring students and teachers outdoors to study nature.  She was a contemporary of Liberty Hyde Bailey and was inducted into the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame in 1988

Experience Comstock’s philosophy of the importance of the outdoor world for children as Betsy Carlson presents a first-person costumed presentation of the highlights of Comstock’s life and shares excerpts from her writings. The event will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main Street, Rockford. Admission is included with general museum admission or $5 for the presentation only.

For more information, visit http://burpee.org or call 815.965.3433.

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~ by Mika Doyle on March 19, 2010.

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