OUTREACH & EDUCATION
World Wetlands Day Display
The Education Department serves to educate and inform the public about biodiversity and the natural environment highlighting the importance of its protection and preservation.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Director of Museum of Natural History of Jamaica Performs Research at the Science Village
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 07:35:00 PM
Supported by a grant from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Mrs. Tracy Commock (Director of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica – Institute of Jamaica) is conducting research on the systematics of the Jamaican endemic genus Dendrocousinia (Euphorbiaceae) between August 25 and September 15. Mrs. Tracy Commock is the Principal Investigator of this project. More…
The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) invites you to its annual Research Symposium 2012, the symposium will be held on Wednesday November 28 at the IOJ Lecture Hall, 10-16 East Street. The Symposium will be held under the theme, “Embracing our History, Culture and Heritage”. More…
The Botany Department, Natural History Museum of Jamaica hosted a half-day sensitization seminar on the 6th of October, 2011 at the Mona Visitor’s lodge and Conference Centre. The seminar was primarily geared at sensitizing Jamaicans aboutthe Endemic Trees Project and its importance in the conservation of our natural heritage. More…
- The Natural History Museum of Jamaica along with project partners The Inter-American Biodiversity Network (IABIN) launched the “ZOOLOGICAL SPECIES AND SPECIMEN DATABASE” at the Port Antonio Suite, The Jamaica Pegasus on Tuesday July 12th, 2011. More…
- The NHMJ Exhibition Gallery is currently closed for renovation
Click here 2013 Earth Day Competition Awards Ceremony “Water Conservation: Life’s Preservation”
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 launched “Endemic Trees of Jamaica,” a publication documenting critical information on over 300 trees endemic to Jamaica. more..
The NHMJ Staff, the Frost Museum Science Team and student volunteers at the restoration site
Staff from the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) along with members from the Frost Science Museum in Florida transformed the dustbowl at the Greater Portmore Civic Centre into an urban oasis for new plant and animal life on Saturday, March 28. The transformation is under the Museums Connect: Citizen-Led Urban Environmental Restoration project, which had its kick off meeting in October of last year.
The aim of the project is to restore the natural environment of an urban area by re-planting trees and flowers, which the community can enjoy. This process is known as ‘greening’. Citizen scientists from secondary and tertiary schools as well as volunteers from the Portmore communities came out to help NHMJ staff and the visiting Frost Science Team plant yellow Poui and Lignum Vitae at the dustbowl. The restoration project also included the laying of gravel to form a pathway for pedestrians.
Executive Director of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), Ms. Anne Marie Bonner; acting Mayor of Portmore, Leon Thomas; Councilor of the Greater Portmore East Division, Ms. Yvonne McCormack and members from the Portmore Municipality, Greater Portmore Joint Council, Greater Portmore Junior Centre and the Embassy of the United States of America also attended to lend a hand in the restoration project. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) also provided some well needed assistance to the volunteers. It was an uplifting and enjoyable experience for those who attended.
Acting Mayor of Portmore, Leon Thomas and Executive Director, Ms. Anne Marie Bonner at the restoration site on March 28
The Museums Connect: Citizen-Led Urban Environmental Restoration project is funded by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Museums Connect Programme fosters cultural and scientific exchange between museums in the United States and those of other countries. The next stage of the project involves Jamaican citizen scientists who participated on the Jamaican leg along with NHMJ staff traveling to the restoration site in Miami Florida from April 9-12.
Volunteers working hard at the restoration site in Greater Portmore
For more information on the Museums Connect partnership, upcoming event and opportunities for volunteers and funders please visit our website http://www.miamisci.org/jamuve/ or search for the project hastag #JaMUVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.