Christmas 2018

Regular blog readers know the routine, but for new readers here’s the scoop. Working on Christmas is something I have done for years. (Even before working at the Museum). My prep starts the week before, making sure I understand any treatments, routines, behaviors, tasks, diets, etc. before the 25th arrives. I set out my layers of clothes, snacks, set the alarms for 4:48 and 4:55 (although I really want to be at the Museum at 5 AM so I canRead more

Christmas is almost here

I’m gearing up for Christmas 2018. Even I am reading blog posts from the past decade to get ready. I met with each Team last week to review any special tasks or needs. See what was going on at the Museum for the last 10+ Christmas’ at the links below (and check back later in the week for an update about 2018). Christmas 2017 Christmas 2016 Christmas 2015 Christmas 2014 Christmas 2013 Christmas 2012 Christmas 2011 Christmas 2010 Christmas 2009Read more

QuickPost: Thank you Merck!

We had five staff from Merck out recently to help us out with some extra cleaning behind the scenes. We were able to empty and clean our reptile room, kitchen cabinets, resort food, gather pine cones and other enrichment items, and they even helped us sort mice by size so it would be easier to feed to our animals. We are very appreciative when we have Group Project Volunteers. We literally couldn’t get our jobs done without the help.  Read more