Exhibit by Museum Studies Alumna Wins Merit Award
'Did Dinosaurs Poop?' by Beth Stricker MFA '10 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design) recognized by Museumwise
April 18, 2013
Alumna Beth Stricker MFA '10 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of Exhibitions at the Paleontological Research Institution's Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, N.Y., was recently recognized for her traveling exhibition "Did Dinosaurs Poop?"
The exhibit, designed for an audience of families with children ages 4 to 10, won an Award of Merit from Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York, a statewide service and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to making the diverse body of New York State museums better. The award was presented on April 15 during the Museums in Conversation annual conference held in Syracuse.
"Did Dinosaurs Poop?" allows children to become food, fossils and paleontologists, and presents a fun, colorful approach to learning about fossils and dinosaur diets from long ago. Visitors take a digestion journey, traveling as dinosaur "food" from tooth to tush, and discover how poop can become a fossil. "Did Dinosaurs Poop?" is a traveling exhibit and can currently be seen at the North Museum of Natural History and Science in Lancaster, Pa.