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Celebrate Black History Month at the Florida Museum! Learn about the wide variety of careers available in the museum industry from members of the Black in Natural History Museums organization as they discuss their experiences during a panel discussion. Meet Black scientists and educators from all over the country in this free, family-friendly event.

black in natural history museums logoThe panel discussion and Q&A takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also explore the museum to meet other researchers and educators and take part in a scavenger hunt as part of a gallery exhibit highlighting Black scientists throughout history.

Panelists

selfie of man in front of river and treesDr. Hank Bart, Director and Curator of Fishes, Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute
woman smilingBrianna Mims, Herpetologist, American Museum of Natural History
woman smiling in front of field of yellow flowersHadeel Saad, Evolutionary Biologist, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
woman with drawer of moths and butterfliesDr. Jessica Ware, Entomologist, American Museum of Natural History

Moderator: Adania Flemming, Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida

person with award

Tablers

  • Mikayla Agbamuche, Paleobotanist
  • Oshneil Baker, Entomologist
  • Dr. Hank Bart, Ichthyologist
  • Alnycea Blackwell, Communicator and Graphic Designer
  • Dr. J.C. Buckner, Evolutionary Zoologist
  • Breonna Davis, Entomologist
  • Adania Flemming, Ichthyologist
  • Nicole Fuller, Zooarchaeologist
  • Britney Hay, Ecologist
  • Dr. Alexis Jackson, Wetland Ecologist
  • Tonika Jones, Science Educator
  • Vernaeyah Lane, Entomologist
  • Dr. Leanne Melbourne, Marine Paleontologist
  • Brianna Mims, Herpetologist
  • Jonel R Morris, Ecologist
  • Hadeel Saad, Evolutionary Biologist
  • Dr. Jessica Ware, Entomologist
  • Aaron Woodruff, Paleontologist

Related Exhibit

Black in Natural History Museums Scavenger Hunt


While the event activities are FREE, there is an admission charge for the Butterfly Rainforest and Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibits.

Organizer

Name: Janelle A. Peña-Jiménez, Florida Museum

Email: janelle.pena@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

Venue

Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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