The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is a new, mobile museum that offers exhibitions, expeditions, educational workshops, and public programming. Unlike traditional natural history museums, however, it makes a point to also include in their exhibits the socio-political forces that shape nature. It emphasizes the fact that science is under attack from political lobbyists and corporate interests and highlights the fact that most natural history museums rely on donations from these same corporations, which can taint the way an exhibit is displayed.
The museum's programs can be found within existing institutions, onboard its mobile museum bus and online at http://thenaturalhistorymuseum.org.
David Neiwert is an author and investigative journalist based out of Seattle. He has written several books, including And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community. His latest, Of Orcas and Men: How Killer Whales Can Teach Us, combines over 20 years of research and personal field work to explore the remarkably sophisticated intelligence of one of Earth's most magnificent beasts. His reporting on domestic terrorism for MSNBC.com won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He is also a contributing writer to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Julie Corbalis is a working musician in the greater New York City area, writing and performing both original songs and covers for 15 years. She has put out several solo CDs as well as leading both the bands Jules & The Family and Backwoods Jupiter. She has collaborated and performed with musicians around the world and has been featured on multiple radio programs and in newspapers throughout the Hudson Valley to promote her music and discuss the state of songwriting and original music today.
When she's not writing, recording or performing music, Ms. Corbalis is busy pursuing her other passion: making middle school students love history.