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Yesterday we shared with you a photo of new case work being constructed for the new Cook Museum of Natural Science.
Today we are sharing a little more of the framework that is currently under construction. This is just a little behind-the-scenes sampling of what will be installed into the Rivers and Streams exhibit.
This is second exhibit to go to fabrication. Stay tuned for more Rivers and Streams updates!
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It's Thursday, let's throw it back with this photo from the Hartselle Enquirer from January 1980. The three men pictured are installing a newly constructed display case at the original Cook's Natural Science Museum. The new museum opened later that same year.
Fast forward 37 years...
This week, members of our team visited the Southern Custom Exhibits fabrication facility to see display cases being constructed for the new Cook Museum of Natural Science.
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The lobby of the new Cook Museum of Natural Science is coming together. Here are a few snaps of the progress being made.
Porcelain tiles are being laid in a herringbone pattern on the 1st floor of the main lobby. Carpet has been installed on the stairs and on the 2nd floor.
We are excited about the progress but there is still much to do! We hope you enjoy following along with us through this journey.
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Thank you Congressman Mo Brooks for touring the future home of the Cook Museum of Natural Science today!
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Downtown Decatur will soon have a first-rate educational destination and cultural venue in the Cook Museum of Natural Science. Today, I toured the nearly completed facility and learned about the colle...
It is April 10th and that means it is Gopher Tortoise Day!
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) encourages all Alabamians to celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day. Gopher Tortoise Day was started by the Gopher Tortoise Council, a group formed in 1978 by southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the species. Gopher Tortoise Day was first celebrated statewide in Florida in 2016.
In Alabama, gopher tortoises are state and federally protected and found in 23 counties in the lower third of the state. They are frequently encountered in neighborhoods, along roadways and on many of the state’s private and public lands.
Gopher tortoises are a keystone species because they dig huge underground burrows that provide refuge for over 360 other wildlife species. Among the species that benefit from sharing its burrows are the gopher frog, Eastern indigo snake and hundreds of invertebrates like beetles and crickets. Without gopher tortoise burrows, many of these species might not survive.
For more information about Gopher Tortoise Day, visit www.outdooralabama.com/gopher-tortoise-day.
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