The end of the year is always a time for self-reflection so it's time to do a 2017 recap for the MSNH. This year the MSNH hosted 11 events led by researchers from the American Museum of Natural History, New York Botanical Gardens, City University of New York, Rutgers University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Columbia University, and Audubon, which attracted 300 attendees! Among other events, we got to count horseshoe crabs in Jamaica Bay, search for fossils in a stream in NJ, learn about herbaceous and woody plants in Central Park, and hear about dinos, meteorites, and human evolution at the American Museum of Natural History. This year, we also hosted our first Nature Writing Contest (deadline in just 4 days!) and held our largest ever natural history symposium. Overall 2017 has been another fun year for us Officers and we thoroughly enjoy organizing events to connect you with scientists, their research and the natural world. We thank all the researchers who have led our events or prepared Taxa of the Month writeups, all the people who have donated to our cause, and all our attendees and we can't wait for another exciting year ahead!
Wishing you all a wonderful 2018!
Stephanie, Harald, Glenn and Maurice