Pacific Grove, CA, January 13, 2018 — The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.
The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education competition is a joint project between the California Association of Museums (CAM) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Museum’s LiMPETS (Long-Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) program was just one of the many entries CAM received from a diverse range of institutions representing the significant contributions museums make to California’s K-12 educational system.
The six award-winning organizations will be presented with their awards by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (or his designee) at the CAM Annual Luncheon in Palm Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, held in conjunction with CAM’s annual conference.
Created in 2002, the LiMPETS Network is a free environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California's National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas. It is a collaborative effort among the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Greater Farallones Association and California’s National Marine Sanctuaries.
Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network: the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program. Both programs are free and designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand.
For more information on LiMPETS, call (831) 648-5716, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website at www.pgmuseum.org or limpets.org.
About the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir And Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
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