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Things to do Gainesville: Learn About Dugout Canoes

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Gainesville hop on the boat and explore Dugout Canoes an exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Learn how the first visitors to Florida navigated the many rivers of our area in dugout canoes, and how present day natives still use these canoes today to get around in their communities.  These canoes were made by using tools and fire to hollow out a fallen tree.  In 2000 a drought in the Gainesville area uncovered 101 partial and whole dugouts in Newnans Lake, which turned out to the world’s largest archaeological find.  This was an exciting find for archaeologist because dugout canoes decay over time and most times go undiscovered lost at the bottom of lakes and rivers.

Learn more about the local culture of dugout canoes in Gainesville at this interested exhibit.

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She understands the purchase of any Gainesville FL home represents not only one of the largest and most significant investment a person can make, but also a decision that affects the entire life of a family. It should be handled with all the care and attention such a significant transaction deserves. You may rest assured that Linda never forgets this. Her reputation depends on your satisfaction.

For more information about buying or selling your Gainesville FL home, please call Linda toll free at 888-424-8841 or via email with our convenient contact form.

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Things To Do Gainesville:Florida Museum Of Natural History

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Looking for something the WHOLE FAMILY can do this summer?

discovery_room_logoOpen May 28 – Jan. 1, 2012

Grab your imagination, don’t forget your sense of adventure and come explore at the Museum! Swim through the shallows of a coral reef, puzzle together a prairie and create creatures from Florida’s diverse ecosystems in self-guided discovery stations. Visit the hands-on Discovery Room filled with activities and take part in the following scheduled program times for stories, puppets, Museum exploration with Dr. Discovery and more! 

Discovery Room Activities
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays; 1 – 4:30 p.m. Sundays
Come in anytime, or attend a scheduled program!

EcoArt
Natural history related crafts
10 a.m. – noon Mondays & Wednesdays
1 – 2:30 p.m. Fridays & Sundays
Talking Tales
Story time with a staff member
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Dr. Discovery
Child-friendly presentation and activities
Wednesdays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Museum Choice
Staff gets to choose the activity
Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tree Musketeers Puppet Show
Discover nature with our forest friends
Saturdays, 3 p.m.

Children’s Gallery

Make sure to admire artwork in the Children’s Natural History Gallery created by elementary students! In this collaborative project with Alachua County Public Schools, elementary art teachers integrate science and social studies concepts into the art curriculum.

Linda Luetjen assists buyers looking for Gainesville FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Gainesville FL homes for sale.
She understands the purchase of any Gainesville FL home represents not only one of the largest and most significant investment a person can make, but also a decision that affects the entire life of a family. It should be handled with all the care and attention such a significant transaction deserves. You may rest assured that Linda never forgets this. Her reputation depends on your satisfaction.
For more information about buying or selling your Gainesville FL home, please call Linda toll free at 888-424-8841 or via email with our convenient contact form.
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Things to do Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Spend the day in Gainesville visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Currently on display is the CSI: exhibit, which will take you into the world of forensic entomology.  After you have inspected the insects to solve the crime, head out to see some live butterflies in the Butterfly Rainforest.  You will be able to walk through this outdoor screen enclosure where you will be able to see butterflies in a lush subtropical environment.

Step back in time 65 Million years in the Hall of Florida Fossils and marvel at the Earth’s history.  You will be amazed that 90 percent of the 500 fossils on display are real.  A large number of these fossils were found within 100 miles of Gainesville.  This exhibit will enthrall everyone in your group.

Next you will step into a hammock forest of Northwest Florida, try to locate some of the local plants and animals, don’t forget to look under the logs.  From the forest you head into the Cave where you will experience what it is like to be inside of a Florida cave.  From the Cave you will head into a pitcher plant bog, which depicts the Seepage bogs.  Then you will head into the waterways of Florida where you will learn about the local Indian Nations that used to live along the rivers.  In the Tidal marshes you will learn about the changing tides that make life in these marshes challenging.  Move out to the coast and the Barrier Islands of Florida.  The Northwest Florida waterways and wildlife exhibits are an amazing journey though Florida.

Don’t miss the exhibit on South Florida People and Environments where you will learn about Florida’s pre-Columbian past.  Have fun this week in Gainesville at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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