Meet the Beak

Exhibition dates: September 2, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Meet the Beak features 34 birds from the Charles J. Kauffman bird collections. Visitors are invited to participate in activites that explore the structure and function of bird beaks, and may use supplied reference materials to research the specimens on display.

In addition, eight limited edition porcelain sculptures of North American birds by the Boehm Studio for the National Audubon Society are on display in a silent auction that ends January 18, 2008. For information on the Silent Auction Policies and Procedures, see the notebook in the exhibit gallery. All auction proceeds will be placed in the Kauffman Museum Collections Fund to support projects important to the collector, the late Dallas Voran.

This exhibition grew out of a request from Newton-area school district USD 373 for field trips that specifically meet fourth grade science standards. The museum lessons were developed by museum curator of education Andi Schmidt Andres and USD 373 science curriculum coordinator Karen Loucks.

For information on “Meet the Beak” field trip opportunities,
contact Andi Schmidt Andres.

316•283•1612   kauffman@bethelks.edu
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