Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
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Today is Go Birding Day!

The spring’s bird migration has begun, and here’s something that might interest Alberta bird enthusiasts. Our curator of ornithology, Jocelyn Hudon, is involved with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) specifically their Animals on the Move project, which tracks animal migrations in the north. One of those species is the American robin. Using...
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Today is Go Birding Day The springs bird migration has begun and

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Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/28/2017 at 20:47. Facebook
We're so grateful for the time our volunteers invest in helping us tell Alberta's stories. Here is a look at some of our longest serving volunteers!
Were so grateful for the time our volunteers invest in helping us
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/26/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
This week's #RAMwow is...fairy puke, a.k.a. candy dot, a moss-loving lichen common in sphagnum bogs in Alberta. Its Latin name, Icmadophila ericetorum, means something like "moisture-loving heath grower."

Crustose lichens don’t form leaf-like or hair-like bodies. Instead they exist as a smear, crust, or dusty coating, or they may live within the upper few millimetres of whatever they’re...
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This weeks RAMwow isfairy puke aka candy dot a mossloving lichen common
Chandra London
Ross Lehmann
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/26/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Go ahead and hazard a guess on this week's #RAMwow ...
Go ahead and hazard a guess on this week's RAMwow
Chandra London
John Easton
Joe Rollheiser
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/25/2017 at 17:58. Facebook
Happy #TelephoneDay!
Take a look at some of the telephones we have collected over the years. In addition to the many classic wooden wall-mounted varieties, a Pac-Man phone and a red stiletto phone have also made it into our collection. And we’re pretty sure most of you have used the collection’s newest addition: an iPhone!
Happy TelephoneDay Take a look at some of the telephones we have
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/24/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Happy National Volunteer Week!
The RAM currently has 85 volunteers who all work “behind-the-scenes” at the museum doing everything from helping curators and conservators handle collections, to conducting research, to even feeding the many critters in our bug lab. They are an essential part of the museum’s success and this past year alone have donated over 11,000 hours! Thank you!

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Happy National Volunteer Week The RAM currently has 85 volunteers who all
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/24/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
This 154 year old revolver found in Alberta (but made in New York) reveals a compelling history of the Buffalo Lake region and serves as a reminder of the influence firearms had in the historical development of North America.

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This 154 year old revolver found in Alberta but made in New

The Tale of a Rusty Revolver

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Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
04/23/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
Hey Boo Boo! It’s Pic-a-Nic Day!
This classic picnic basket is part of our western Canadian history collection. Don’t worry, Alberta, picnic season is just around the corner…and the mosquitoes can’t WAIT to taste you again. ;)
Hey Boo Boo Its PicaNic Day This classic picnic basket is part
Happy #EarthDay!
Did you know that the new RAM will be environmentally friendly?
In addition to promoting environmental sustainability by encouraging public transit as a means to access the museum (with direct LRT/bus access) the new building will also meet (at a minimum) the LEED Silver standard for environmental sustainability. Read more on our approach to sustainability here: [...
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Happy EarthDay Did you know that the new RAM will be environmentally

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Brock Beal
Joe Rohrer
Chantelle Malo
Sandra Collisson
John Kerby
Remember, you can still book the museum theatre at our Glenora location (12845 102 Ave) until the end of 2017! For more info on facility rentals at RAM, visit: [ Royalalbertamuseum.ca Link ]
Remember you can still book the museum theatre at our Glenora location
It's the Queen's birthday today! But WE KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND... #Goilers #Queenat91
(This pic was taken when Queen Elizabeth II visited our museum in 2005.)
It's the Queen's birthday today But WE KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND Goilers Queenat91
Pierre Pam Schaub
Julie Calderbank
Diana Lake
JOB ALERT: We’re hiring an Admissions Coordinator!

If you’re passionate about giving excellent customer service and have supervisory experience in front of house or reception management, then APPLY NOW: [ Royalalbertamuseum.ca Link ]
JOB ALERT: We’re hiring an Admissions Coordinator
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Samantha Kelch
Emma Allarie
#RAMwow reveal: This the lower jaw of the extinct American lion. American lions, which lived in Alberta until ~10,000 years ago, were larger than modern African lions. This particular specimen is almost 29,000 years old and was collected from a gravel pit in the Edmonton area. Our researchers have a great working relationship with folks in the sand and gravel industry, which yields these types...
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RAMwow reveal This the lower jaw of the extinct American lion American
Pierre Pam Schaub
Nicole Adams
Pete Starr
Hmmm…what could this be? Any guesses? Stay tuned for the reveal…#RAMwow
Hmmm…what could this be Any guesses Stay tuned for the reveal…RAMwow
Elsie Wilson
Christine Menno
Michael Rudy
If you visit the grounds of our Glenora site this spring, keep your eyes peeled for flashes of red and white! Our Canada 150 tulips should be budding soon(ish). Last fall, we planted – you guessed it – 150 of these celebratory bulbs in the gardens around Government House, in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The tulips bear a striking resemblance to our nation's maple leaf flag. Photo...
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If you visit the grounds of our Glenora site this spring keep
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Pierre Pam Schaub
Claire Kraatz
#RAMwow reveal: When Mt. Mazama erupted around 7,600 years ago, the volcano literally blew itself up, leaving a big crater in the ground that filled with water. Today, it is Crater Lake in Oregon. The volcanic ash from that huge eruption made it all the way to Edmonton! This image of the glass shards in Mazama ash was taken with a scanning electron microscope. You can still find Mazama ash...
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RAMwow reveal When Mt Mazama erupted around 7600 years ago the volcano
#TBT What a difference a couple of years make! The first picture was taken in August 2014, the second in August 2016. While construction of the new building is complete, there's still a lot of work going on inside, including outfitting the galleries, moving objects and specimens, setting up offices and labs, and getting the cafe and museum shop ready!
TBT What a difference a couple of years make The first picture
Tenille D'Aoust
Tenille D'Aoust
Liz Webster Goddard
Got a guess on this one? We'll reveal the answer later today... #RAMwow
Got a guess on this one We'll reveal the answer later today RAMwow
Dorothy Kelker
Alice Pope St Onge
Oprah McKague
One hundred years ago today, on April 12th, 1917, a University of Alberta student-turned-soldier named Cyril Edwin Birch was killed in the Battle of #VimyRidge, when Canadians stormed and captured a high point on the ridge called the Pimple. This Silver Cross and Memorial Plaque (aka “Dead Man’s Penny”) were given to his family posthumously.

Originally from Strathcona (Edmonton), Birch served...
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One hundred years ago today on April 12th 1917 a University of