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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 9 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2001
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The Junior Curator position at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences helps students between grades 7 and 12 to learn about what it takes to work with live animals at the museum. This article focuses on high school senior Elizabeth Jones, who started as a seventh grader in the program. The Junior Curator position allows students to interact with animals, lead education and outreach programs, and hone their skills to become a leader in the curator circuit.
In North Carolina, it has become difficult to protect species that are disappearing from the state. Protection plans can include listing the species as endangered or otherwise, purchasing or creating easements for habitat lands, and collecting species for museums and conservancies. Examples of many different species and their rehabilitation plans outline how strategies must sometimes be diverse.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences teamed up with students at Broughton High School in Raleigh to create a new program designed to help students move beyond their normal biology course. The program allows students to come to the museum every other day, assist with education and outreach, and conserve and inventory specimens.