Death is Not the End: A Decomposition Story

PacSci Perspectives   Our newest living exhibit, Death is not the end: a decomposition story, is now open in our Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit explores the important role that decomposers play in converting dead organisms into usable nutrients so that...

Fresh Sheet – October 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The pupae this week are coming to us from Malaysia. We often end up with little reminders about the world where our butterflies are coming from and this week is one of those. Malaysia is experiencing monsoon levels of rain that are wreaking havoc...

PacSci Podcast: Celebrate The Slough

PacSci Perspectives   If you’ve never visited Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue, now’s the time. In this quick PacSci Podcast we explain why October 2018 is a historic date for this oasis of nature in the heart of the big city on the...

Fresh Sheet – October 6, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       This week’s shipment of pupae from El Salvador contains three species that send Animal Care Staff to their butterfly identification books: Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona), Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona),...

Artful Spaces

PacSci Perspectives   Artful Spaces Drawing the circle around art and science. By Elliot Busse Last month, we opened our Artist Living Studio space in Building 4. This space, filled with beautiful furniture courtesy of IKEA, brings art and science together in a...

Fresh Sheet – September 29, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, be sure to look up at the west wall to the right of the emerging window. Check out the growing progress of The Living Wall! After a mere six months, the burlap form is almost completely...
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