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chinese-lantern Abutilon hybridum
dwarf dandelion Krigia virginica
garden nasturtium Tropaeolum majus
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waterlily Nymphaea hybrid
flowering-maple Abutilon striatum
musk mallow *Abelmoschus moschatus
lily-of-the-Nile Agapanthus hybrid
'Flare' hardy hibiscus Hibiscus 'Flare'
crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica
loblolly bay Gordonia lasianthus
"THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IS
FLORIDA'S STATE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, DEDICATED
TO UNDERSTANDING, PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE."
A Message From the Director
MUSEUM WOMEN IN SCIENCE, NATURALLY
The Florida Museum of Natural History is extremely proud of its
outstanding faculty and staff These dedicated men and women have
created one of the finest university natural history museums in the
nation. They represent this institution's single greatest resource.
In 1906, when the
University of Florida
opened its doors
in Gainesville, the
Museum occupied the
third floor of Science
Hall. There was no permanent staff until the first
Museum director, Thompson Van Hyning, was hired in
1914. A quick glance at the professional staff listing in
this Annual Report shows just how much the Museum's
staff has grown in the last century. Our professional staff
now tops 125, supplemented by an even greater number
of part-time and hourly employees.
But a larger staff is only one aspect of growth. Equally
significant is our growth in staff quality and diversity.
Unlike the early years when all the Museum's personnel
were men, about 40 percent of current staff and faculty
are women, several of whom achieved notable distinction
this past year.
Curator Emeritus Elizabeth Wing was elected to the U.S.
National Academy of Sciences in 2006, an achievement
considered one of the highest honors in American
science. Dr. Wing is recognized worldwide as a pioneer
in zooarchaeology, the study of animal remains in
archaeological sites. She initiated the world's first formal
program in zooarchaeology at the Florida Museum in
1961 which she nurtured during her 45-year career into
the present-day Environmental Archaeology Program.
Dr. Wing is only the tenth member of the National
Academy from UF, and the third from the Florida
Museum (including Drs. David Dilcher and the late Ed
Deevey.) We are enormously proud of her contributions
to the profession, and particularly of her many associates
and students who now continue this work in universities
and museums around the world.
Another of our leading female faculty members achieving
signal honors this year was Dr. Pamela Soltis who directs
the Museum's Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary
Genetics program along with husband Doug, Chair of
the UF Department of Botany. Pam and her co-authors
received the 2005 Stebbins Medal from the International
Association of Plant Taxonomists for their landmark
book, Phylogeny and Evolution of Angiosperms. The
Stebbins Medal is awarded for an outstanding publication
in plant systematics and plant evolution.
Likewise Pam, Doug, and David Dilcher received
2006 Centennial Awards from the Botanical Society of
America. This award was established to acknowledge and
honor outstanding contributions to plant sciences. Pam
and Doug also jointly received the 2006 Asa Gray Award,
the highest honor awarded by the American Society of
Plant Taxonomists, established to recognize outstanding
scientists for their contributions to systematics research.
The awards and recognition garnered by outstanding
women scientists like Drs. Wing and Soltis in the past
year speak to the growing reputation of the Museum's
professional staff, its research programs and its scholarly
accomplishments. Like UF, the Florida Museum has
grown in both size and stature from 1906-2006. Led
by its dedicated professional staff, the next 100 years
promise even more growth.
Douglas S.Jones, Ph.D. Director
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Collections and Research
Research and curatorial activities at the Florida Museum of Natural History saw another year
of vigorous growth during 2005-06. Dickinson Hall, which is no longer open to the public, is
where most of the Museum's 24 million objects are housed along with the associated field notes,
photographs, databases and libraries that enhance their irreplaceable scientific value.
The Museum brought in more than $3.1 million in new and continuing multi-year grants to support research,
collections curation and education. Museum research focuses on studies of DNA, anatomy, ecology and
behavior and the evolution of plants, animals and human cultures. While the Museum's primary geographic
strengths are in Florida, the Southeastern United States, and the Caribbean, the collections and research
programs span the globe. Many of the collections of plants, animals, fossils and artifacts rank among the top
10 in the United States.
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2005-2006 Collections and Research Highlights
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY
*Completed a comprehensive survey of St. Lucie, Windward
* Coauthored an overview of C ri i .. \r i, .. I _v with
Corinne Hofman of Leiden University.
* Initiated development of archaeology program at Island
School in Eleuthera, Bahamas.
* Assisted with development of Clifton Heritage Park in the
*Assisted with development of recreated Lucayan village on
* William Keegan appointed Distinguished Lecturer at the
University of the West Indies.
* Investigated human impact on ancient environments
in cooperation with the Museo de Historia Natural,
Universidad de San Carlos.
* Researched migration in ancient Mesoamerican trade,
changing environments and climates.
* Acquired the St. Catherine's Island Zooarchaeological and
* Organized St. Catherines Island EnvironmentalArchaeology
* Expanded FAO Schwarz-funded Fish Atlas.
* Kitty Emery listed in Who's Who ofAmerican Teachers and
Who's Who ofAmerican Women.
* Curated Visions of Wind River exhibit.
* Completed curation of Andean Folk Art collection.
* Curated Native Amazonian ethnographic collection.
* Completed major hurricane restoration to Randell Research
Center, including Calusa Heritage Trail and surrounding
* Assisted in architectural restoration of historic Gill House,
administrative center for the Randell Research Center.
* Assisted in urban forest rehabilitation of Randell Research
Center and surrounding properties.
* Established Pineland charter regional center within the
statewide Florida Public Archaeology Network.
* Jerald Milanich awarded 2005 Ken Meeker Travel Writer
Award by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce and
Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Florida Archaeology research included:
* Late Holocene climate archives preserved in archaeological
* National Science Foundation program on calibration of
strontium-calcium ratios in clam shells.
* Diets of Florida Indian populations.
* Ar I,,. I -, II. detected foodways as a measure of culture
* Petrographic research on pottery from Puerto Rico and
* Manufacturing origins of Safety-Harbor related pottery at
Pineland, and on chronology of Useppa Island pottery.
Latin American Archaeology
* Studied Mayapan censers to determine chronology,
iconography and external connections on Postclassic
censer traditions across Mesoamerica.
* Postclassic Central Mexico research project focused on
* Susan Milbrath selected as project advisor for Maya Skies
planetarium program, Chabot Space & Science Center.
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COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH
Spanish Colonial Archaeology
Prepared GIS database for St. Augustine archaeology.
Excavated Mission San Francisco de Potano, an important
Spanish mission site.
Received donation of a collection of 18th and 19th century
historic ceramic objects from John Goggin, a seminal figure
in the development of Spanish Colonial archaeology.
Kathleen Deagan received Society for American
Archaeology Presidential Recognition for service on the
National Historic Landmarks Review Committee and
served as instructor for the Florida Humanities Council
National Endowment for the Humanities project, Teaching
BOTANY Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary
Herbarium Genetics Laboratory
SR d m s of te e y o Researched genome evolution and macrodiversification in
Researched mechanisms of the evolutionary origins of
crassulacean acid metabolism in tropical orchids. green plants.
Continued development of Deep Time.'A Comprehensive
Researched the systematics of Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae). Continued development of Deep TimeA Cmprehensive
Phylogenetic Tree ofLiving and FossilAngiosperms.
Continued development ofAssembling the Tree ofLife r
d database. Continued work on The Floral Genome Project: Origin and
Evolution ofthe Floral Genetic Program and Phylogenetic Tools
Created Revealing the Rare. a Virtual Collection ofFlorida's for Evolutionary andFunctional Genomics ofAngiosperms.
Endangered Plant Species.
dagered Pla Species. Continued collaborative research project Resolving the
Trunk oftheAngiosperm Tree and Twelve of its Thorniest
4A *I Organized workshops on understanding species diversity,
unifying field, museum and laboratory scientists in global
biodiversity studies and on establishing a comprehensive
t database for plant systematics.
Pam Soltis served as consultant for NOVA program on first
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07 Society of America.
Researched a new first flower in the world from China.
Investigated fossil plant deposits in the Bahamas,
Tennessee, Kansas and Nebraska.
Hosted Advances in Paleobotany Conference, the
Florida Paleontological Society annual meeting, and the
MidContinent Paleobotan ical Colloquium.
David Dilcher listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who
in America, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who
in Medicine and Healthcare.
Dilcher awarded the Paleobotanical Society International
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* Researched molecular phylogeography and speciation of
Indo-West Pacific marine invertebrates.
* Continued marine biodiversity inventory of Oceania.
* Undertook systematic study of neotropical land snails and
southeastern freshwater snails.
* Developed online photographic resource for the
identification of coral reef invertebrates.
* Created a checklist of land and freshwater snails of Mexico
and Central America.
* Researched new species of frog crabs in the Pliocene Seroe
Domi Formation, Curacao.
* Collected and studied 10 new species of recently discovered
Florida Eocene crabs.
* Received major donation of Antarctica fossils from the
University of Illinois.
* Developed new online database.
* Participated in National Science Foundation-sponsored
collaborative project with the University of South Florida to
provide undergraduate research experiences.
* Researched sclerochronology of coquina clams.
* Worked on major monograph on William Bartram.
* Researched 18th-century deerskin trade with Creek peoples
in east Florida.
* Performed reanalysis of Scientific Revolution as influenced
by European Neotropical exploration.
* Presented a lecture prior to a performance of The Monkey
Trial for UF Performing Arts.
* Charlotte Porter, as Florida Director of the Bartram Trail
Conference, spearheaded the Evinston to Cross Creek Paint
Out: Florida's Eden.
* Conducted herpetological species surveys throughout
Parque Nacional, Honduras.
* Continued research on introduced exotic herps.
* Studied molecular genetics of king snakes throughout
* Researched turtle populations and water quality in
* Studied the ecology of cottonmouths at their northern
* Acquired wet collections from the U.S. National Park
Service South Florida Collection Management Center.
* Hosted the 29th Annual Herpetology Conference.
* Co-chaired symposium Conservations about Invasive
Herp Species. Can a Pan-herpetologicalApproach Help Find
Solutions to Some Problems?
* Wayne King appointed Florida Museum representative to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Nongame Wildlife Advisory Council by Gov. Jeb Bush.
* King served as consultant for BBC Natural History Unit
film on crocodiles for David Attenborough's Life in Cold
Blood TV series.
* King and Kenneth Krysko served as consultants and on
camera experts for National Geographic Society TV film on
,11, ,, r. and pythons in the Everglades.
* Max Nickerson appointed Conservation Fellow to the Saint
Louis Zoo Wildcare Institute.
* Collaborated on Crazy Mountains Basin Project: Composition,
Diversity, and Evolution ofPaleocene mammalian faunas.
* Continued work on collaborative project to document biotic
change in response to rapid, large-scale global warming.
* Investigated origin and early evolution of primates.
* Studied Eocene-Oligocene mammals, paleoecology and
geochemistry and fossil mammals from the Neotropics.
* Studied vertebrates and plants from a neotropical rainforest
in northern Colombia and Pliocene vertebrates from
* Investigated macroevolution and diagenesis of giant
* Continued excavations at the Haile 7G vertebrate site.
* Researched systematics of North American fossil tapirs.
* Studied fossil vertebrates of the Central Florida Phosphate
* Continued research on fossil tortoises in Florida, Nebraska
and South Carolina.
* Conducted uplift studies of the Andes using stable isotopes.
* Received donation of Dr. Clifford Jeremiah's collection of
shark fossils and models, facilitating the development of an
upcoming Florida Museum traveling exhibit.
* Received donation of the Hutchens collection of fossils
from the Nebraska badlands and from the Florida Neogene
(6,000 specimens total), significantly increasing the
research potential of the existing northeastern Eocene
Oligocene Badlands and Pliocene Florida.
* Launched online database as part of the international
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COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH
The Katharine Ordway Chair
in Ecosystem Conservation
* Continued research on effects of urbanization on
community ecology and population dynamics of birds in
* Investigated coevolution between cowbirds and their hosts
and cowbird parasitism in Florida.
* Studied habitat selection and populations of migratory
songbirds in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Scott Robinson led UF Alumni field trip to Amazonian
* Studied a new darter from the Upper Tennessee River
* Collected freshwater fishes from Sumatra in collaboration
with Indonesian scientists.
* Continued research project All Catfish Species Inventory.
* Curated Buck Island Reef Monument Bill Smith-Vaniz
Cryptic Reef Fish collection.
Florida Program for Shark Research
* Monitored, documented, evaluated and reported on shark
attacks and other shark/human interactions on world-wide
basis through Florida Museum International Shark Attack
* Involved in international conservation of sharks and
rays through IUCN Shark Specialist Group and other
initiatives, including co-organizing a fishery training
workshop for West African biologists in Senegal.
* Helped orchestrate initial efforts at recovery of first
federally endangered marine fish, the smalltooth sawfish.
* Developed bilateral Brazil-U.S. shark research initiative.
* Collaborated on federal fishery management plans for U.S.
east coast sharks.
* Conducted Project Shark Awareness workshops for teachers
and science educators throughout Florida, discussing shark
biology, fisheries and conservation.
* Investigated host-specific parasites as markers of host
* Continued research on co-speciation in primates and lice.
* Continued work on BioCorder project, a biodiversity
inventory tracking system.
* Continued research on endangered Florida panthers,
including the use of stable isotopes and Harris lines to
assess their health and diet.
* Linked Florida Museum mammal database to MANIS, an
international web portal for mammal collections.
* Investigated avian diversity and habitat relationships in the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Studied prehistoric diversity of vertebrates on Guam.
* Conducted paleontological and zooarchaeological studies of
Neotropical birds ranging from Mexico to Bolivia.
* Continued study of systematics, biogeography and
zooarchaeology of birds, with special focus on Trinidad and
Tobago, the Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas.
* Collaborated on the Northern Arawak Diaspora Project:
Two Millennia ofPre Columbian Landscape Alteration in
Northeastern South America and the Caribbean.
* Undertook Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission-sponsored project to enhance biological
knowledge of Florida's birdlife through specimen salvage
at wildlife rehabilitation clinics.
* Andrew Kratter served as contributor to
the 46' Supplement t thoe American
Check-List ofNorth American
* Jeremy Kirchman, Florida
Museum graduate research
assistant, received Ph.D.
and was appointed Curator
of Birds at the New York
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ANG 5162 Maya Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, 3 credits
ANG 6186 Maya Zooarchaeology, 3 credits
ANG 6905 Individual Studies in Anthropology, 23 credits
ANG 6915 Research Projects in Social, Cultural, and Applied
Anthropology, 3 credits
ANG 6945 Internship in Anthropology, 6 credits
ANG 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 9 credits
ANG 7979 Advanced Research, 14 credits
ANG 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 18 credits
ANT 4905 Individual Research in Anthropology, 37 credits
ANT 4907 Research Projects in Anthropology, 7
ANT 4125/ANG 5324 Field Methods in Archaeology, 6 credits
ANT 4124/ANG 6905 Laboratory Methods, 3 credits
ARE 6973 Individual Project in Lieu ofThesis, 6 credits
ARH 6941 Supervised Internship, 3 credits
ART 6973 Individual Project in Lieu ofThesis, 15 credits
BOT 2710 Practical Plant Taxonomy, 3 credits
BOT 5115 Paleobotany, 3 credits
BOT 6735 Systematics Journal Club, 2 credits
BOT 6905 Individual Studies in Botany, 1 credit
BOT 6927 Advances in Botany, 3 credits
BOT 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 7 credits
BOT 7979 Advanced Research, 17 credits
BOT 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 16 credits
EES 6405 Environmental Toxicology 3 credits
ENY4905 : I ... ... 1l .I.. I 1 credit
ENY 4905/6934 Biology of the Lepidoptera, 3 credits
GLY 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 2 credits
PCB 6409 Seminar i I I 1 credit
PCB 6605 Principles of Systematic I ..4
PCB 7979 Advanced Research, 1 credit
WIS 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 5 credits
ZOO 2203C Invertebrate Zoology, 4 credits
ZOO4472C / .. I 4 credits
ZOO 4905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 4 credit
ZOO 6927/GLY 6932 Broader Impacts of Natural Science on
Society, 2 credits
ZOO 5115C/GLY 6932 Vertebrate .1 ..I I .3 credits
ZOO 5115C/GLY 6932 Vertebrate .1 ..I Fossil Record and
the Evolution of Mammals, 3 credits
ZOO 6905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 11 credits
ZOO 6927 Methods of Phylogenetic Inference, 3 credits
ZOO 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 11 credits
ZOO 7979 Advanced Research, 24 credits
ZOO 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 19 credits
Graduate Committees Served: 126
Graduate Committees Chaired: 66
Independent Studies: 86
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Turks & Caicos
US Virgin Islands
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McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Ihe McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity acquired millions of butterfly and moth
specimens last year, increasing the size of the collections housed at the Museum to an estimated
eight million. he Museum acquired one ofthe largestprivate collections in the world from Germany,
which included two million specimens and more than 40,000 Lepidoptera books and journals.
McGuire Center faculty and staff spent many weeks packing, shipping and curating these specimens.
Curators, other staff and graduate students also traveled
to the western and northeastern U.S., Central and
South America, Asia and Europe to collect thousands
of new specimens, conduct research and attend scientific
meetings and conferences.
The McGuire Center hosted a four-day combined
meeting in June of the international Lepidopterists'
Society, the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and
the Southern Lepidopterists' Society, which drew more
than 300 participants. Curator Jacqueline Miller and
other McGuire staff organized presentations, field trips
and workshops for the meeting.
In April, assistant curator Keith R. Willmott organized
the Andean Butterfly Biodiversity Workshop, which
brought nearly 20 of the world's leading neotropical
lepidopterists to plan an intensive professional curatorial
training program in conjunction with major museums
? throughout South America.
McGuire staff also helped construct the new Florida
Wildflower and Butterfly Garden west of the Museum
and re-plant the north slope butterfly gardens between
the Florida Museum and the Harn Museum of Art.
Assistant curator Jaret Daniels continued to direct the
Miami Blue butterfly captive propagation program and
led numerous trips to South Florida to release caterpillars
of this endangered species back into the wild.
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EXHIBITS & PUBLIC PROGRAMS
The Museum's 6,000-square-foot changing gallery had an active year of temporary exhibitions.
* Natural Curiosity:Artists Explore Florida- This Florida
Museum of Natural History summer exhibition
featured paintings and sculptures from regional artists
that highlighted natural Florida environments.
* In the fall, the Museum hosted the Smithsonian
traveling exhibition In Search of Giant Squid. Just as the
show opened, international media announced the first
documented discovery of a giant squid in its natural
environment, sparking extra interest and attention.
* Also in the fall, the Florida Museum opened another
exhibition produced in-house. Journal of Light: A
Photographer's Search for the Soul of Florida showcases
the stunning natural history photographs of famed
Florida photographer John Moran. This exhibition
closed in May and began a multi-year tour to other
* Spring ushered in the exhibition Glow: Living
Lights, which centered on the natural marvel of
bioluminescence. This interactive and family-friendly
show from ExhibitsQ_delighted children and families
with the magic of animals that generate their own
* As the year closed, the Florida Museum opened its
third in-house exhibition
for 2005-06 Quilting
Natural Florida. This
juried exhibit showcased
more than 70 quilts with
Florida natural history
themes created by artists
from Florida and several
In the Galleria, the Museum hosted a series ofsmaller temporary exhibitions, all created in-house:
* Staff photographers Jeff Gage and Tammy Johnson
captured science in action in /he Katharine Ordway
Preserve, which showed visitors a glimpse ofthis 9,300-
acre natural area used for natural history research and
* Curator Gustav Paulay's stunning underwater
photographs brought invertebrates to life in Arms,
Legs, and Tentacles: Invertebrate Life on Coral Reefs.
* In the Garden featured lovely watercolors of Florida
gardens by local artist Peg Richardson.
* 7he Everglades Series followed, with oil paintings and
drawings by well-known artist Jerry Cutler products
of his time as Artist in Residence at Everglades
Other temporary exhibitions included the eighth-annual
Trashformations, which highlights art made from recycled
material by high school and college students. The
Children's Natural History Gallery also hosted several
exhibitions of Alachua County Schools student artwork
related to the themes of the Museum's permanent and
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More than 34,000 visitors participated in an array of Florida Museum educational programs
during 2005-06. 7hese included curriculum-based tours for students, summer camps, outreach
programs to schools and community centers, teacher and other adult workshops, weekday and
weekend classes for children, and public events ranging from lectures to the annual Collectors Day.
Museum education programs emphasize natural history
topics, are designed around the collection strengths and
staff expertise and are developed in response to needs
articulated by our various audiences. Underpinning
these objectives are the central notions that the
Museum's education initiatives should engage diverse
audiences and promote understanding of the processes
and findings of science, specifically natural history.
The Museum's education programs bridge our scientific
research, fieldwork and collections and the public's
interest and concern for Florida's past and future natural
environments and cultural heritage.
Nearly 19,000 adults and childrenparticipated
in public programming at the Museum.
These activities included summer camps, adult workshops
and classes, field trips, lectures, weekend and school
holiday classes for kids and a preschool program for tots
and parents. Adult classes ranged from Sunday afternoon
lectures and one-day programs on Edible Geography to
two-day workshops on Botanical Illustration. Museum
Nights expanded to include special themed programming
and the addition of Science Movie Night. The Museum
added a new weekday program for preschoolers and their
parents, Wigglers & Walkers, and a newweekend .H......
Let's Explore Science Series.
The Museum's Public Programs also included annual and
special events such as Collectors Day, Celestial Celebrations,
Earth Day and Family Days at each exhibition opening.
Attendance ranged from 500 to more than 3,000 visitors
per event. During the summer, the Museum hosted
a popular Discovery Room full of artifacts, materials
and activities that encouraged family interaction and
fun. The Discovery Room allowed Florida Museum
Research and Collections staff to showcase some of the
Museum's rarely seen specimens and talk with visitors
about research and conservation efforts. The education
department also received a $16,000 gift from the Florida
Museum Associates to help support the Discovery Room
and Discovery Carts.
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EXHIBITS & PUBLIC PROGRAMS
More than 15,000 pre-K through 12th-grade
students participated in education programs at
the Museum or through Inquiry Box outreach
presentations at their schools.
On-site .lI.. in., included docent-led tours of our
permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, Home
School courses such as Fossils: Clues from the Past
and Outdoor Naturalist programs such as Ecosystem
Expedition utilizing the Natural Area Teaching Lab
south of the Museum. To accommodate the growing
number of students attending field trips, the Museum
added a Large Group Tour option to its guided programs.
The 11.. . 1. '... '..I .1 1.. ... i. ,w ith m orethan
3,100 visitors participating in Large Group Tours. This
option allowed students to visit several of the permanent
exhibits while interacting with docents at discovery
stations throughout the Museum. Expansion of the
Inquiry Box outreach program included the addition of
two topics Butterflies and Moths and Geology of Florida
- as well as a revision of existing materials and activities.
As in past years, the Florida Museum and the Samuel P.
Harn Museum of Art collaborated with Alachua County
Schools on the annual Educators Open House, which
features the educational resources of the UF Cultural
Plaza museums and other community agencies.
7he Museum Volunteer Program also
continues to grow, with nearly 300 volunteers
contributing 42,400 hours during 2005-06.
Participation in the Junior Volunteer Program for
middle- and high-schoolers doubled from 30 to 70
students. These JVs are trained to work as interpreters
at the Discovery Room and at Discovery Carts stationed
throughout the Museum, as well as classroom assistants
during kids classes and summer camps. Volunteers also
participate in enrichment programs offered throughout
the year, including 31 in 2005-06. These include training
sessions on the permanent and temporary exhibits as
well as effective techniques for engaging students in
learning through objects and exhibits. From docents
who work with our visiting school groups to individuals
working behind the scenes in Research and Collections,
volunteers provide a wealth of knowledge, expertise and
time to the institution and its visitors. Docent Leslie
Klein received the 2006 Florida Museum James Pope
Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award for her 37 years of
hard work and dedication.
7he Florida Museum strives to make its
exhibits andprograms accessible to all visitors,
regardless ofsocioeconomic status.
Supported in-part by contributions from individuals,
corporations and foundations, the Museum's assistance
funds served more than 1,800 individuals. This includes
assistance to attend summer camps and classes, andtickets
to temporary exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest.
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Office of Museum Technology
The Florida Museum web site, which contains more than 20,000
pages, experienced record visitation during 2005-2006 with more
than 14 million visits and more than 231,000 collection database
queries. Highlights include:
SCreating a database and web-based user interface for specimens
received on long-term loan from the National Park Service and
making this information compatible with other Florida Museum
* Converting the Florida Museum's Invertebrate Paleontology,
Vertebrate Paleontology and Mammals collections databases into
formats that allow worldwide access.
* Beginning the Lepidoptera collection database project.
* Processing 1,464 help desk requests from Museum employees.
Financial Info FY 2005-2006
Total Expenditures: .7 million
$18.1 million (9.4%)
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Marketing & Public Relations
The Marketing and Public Relations Department, including
Photography and Media Services, continues to increase its
assistance to internal and external audiences. This includes
support for the Museum's temporary and traveling exhibits
programs, fulfilling audio-visual and other equipment requests
in Powell and McGuire Halls, and providing photography
and other public relations services throughout the Museum.
* Fulfilled 877 requests for information from journalists
and other internal and external audiences.
* Planned and coordinated 51 media visits.
* Produced 103 press releases and media advisories and
104 advertisements in newspapers, magazines and other
publications for various Museum activities.
* Received and tracked more than 175 media hits for the
Museum, with a readership of more than 23 million.
* Coordinated and produced the Museum's four pages for
10 issues of Natural History magazine.
* Distributed Museum brochures at more than 475 locations
on interstates 4, 10, 75 and 275 and U.S. 19 throughout
central and north central Florida, and at all Florida
Turnpike service plazas and Florida welcome centers.
$3.6 million ^^^
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FLORIDA MUSEUM WEB SITE ACTIVITY *2005-06 L2004-05
S 3 mllon 6 mllon 9 mllon I2 mllon 5 mll,.on
Number of Pages Viewed
5 mllon Imllon 5 million 20 mllon 25 million 30 .mllon 35a mllon
Average Length of Visit
30n 63mn 96mn 12rn 15imn
Center for Informal Science Education
7he Florida Museum's Center for Informal Science Education garnered new funding and awards
* A gift from the Thomas H. Maren Foundation
to create the 7Zhomas H. Maren Museum Education
Endowment and support the Center's educational
* More than $400,1 ," o1 "" 1 to expand the Marvelous
Explorations through Science and Stories program,
including one of eight Administration for Children
and Families awards from nearly 700 applicants
nationwide. Project partners include Childhood
Development Services, Inc. of Marion County,
Marion County Public Library System, Silver River
Museum and Environmental Education Center and
Marion County Public Schools. The Florida Museum
Associates and Sonny's of Ocala funded additional
books and resources for the MESS units used in
Marion County Head Start classrooms. MESS is a
multi-faceted program that includes a science-centered
curriculum, teacher training and coaching, and family
engagement. Using a clinical trials methodology,
MESS was implemented in 14 Head Start classrooms
in Marion County. The three-year implementation
award for Marion County MESS will total more than
* Additional funding from the Maren Foundation to
provide Head Start Family Science Programs at 18
sites in Alachua and Marion counties. The programs
engage families in hands-on activities and provide
each with two science books.
* A $158,560 General Program Support grant from
the Florida Department of State to fund exhibit and .. ..-
The Center also developed and piloted the Project Butterfly
WINGS Project Guide, Leader and Helper Guide and web
site with 4-H youth and leaders in 33 Florida counties.
Project Butterfly WINGS Winning Investigative Network
for Great Science is a field- and web-based citizen project
that engages 4-H youth in grades 4-8 in the study of
butterflies. WINGS is a collaborative project with UF's
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and
4-H, Florida Cooperative Extension Service funded by a
three-year National Science Foundation grant.
The Center, in collaboration with the McGuire Center
S and IFAS Extension, completed initial work on the
Florida Wildflowers and Butterflies brochure, web site,
1 exhibit and demonstration garden. This project is funded
by the State of Florida, Florida Wildflower Advisory
Council and Florida Wildflower Foundation, Inc.
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7he Florida Museum ofNaturalHistory is fortunate to have a remar :!,
and engaged family of donors and friends who recognize the importance of
private giving to the Museum's success. Donations account for nearly one quarter
ofthe Museum's annual budget and are a keyfactor in the Museum's ability tof full its mission.
Most importantly, private gifts will continue toprovide the margin needed to create new programs
or expand existing ones to meet current needs.
Endowments are critical for providing a reliable and
permanent income stream to support the Museum's
activities and are eligible for state matching. Several
significant gifts were received, including a donation of
$500,000 to support shark research, which is important
due to the rapid demise of worldwide shark populations.
A $400,000 gift from the Thomas H. Maren Foundation
is designated for the Center for Informal Science
Education's Marvelous Explorations through Science and
Stories program, which encourages reading and science
skills in young children enrolled in Head Start.
The Florida Museum continued its partnership with
the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Curtis M.
Phillips Center for Performing Arts in presenting the
third joint fundraiser, Motown at the Cultural Plaza,
on January 21, 2006. Featuring the Funk Brothers, the
studio musicians who worked with most Motown artists
and created more No. 1 hits than the Beatles, Beach Boys,
Elvis and Rolling Stones combined, the evening was
a tremendous success and raised nearly $100,000. The
Florida Museum looks forward to future collaborations
with our sister institutions and also to the return of our
own Passport gala in 2007!
The Museum's Membership Program is thriving under
the guidance of Leslie Campbell. With nearly 830
members, this group supports both research and public
programs. Member previews for In Search of Giant Squid,
Glow: Living Lights and Quilting Natural Florida were
all well-attended. The Museum is seeking ways to make
membership even more rewarding and plans to offer
additional member benefits in the coming year.
As we look to the future, several priorities will guide
the Museum. The basis for all of our activities lies in the
collections, which are an international treasure. To ensure
adequate funding for maintenance, curatorial activities
and data base growth, the Museum is seeking collections
endowments for each department. In addition, training
students is one of the Museum's highest priorities.
Funding to support their laboratory research and travel
is sorely needed, as are funds to support international
The Museum also hopes to build an auditorium and
education wing at Powell Hall. With all classes at
maximum enrollment and our public lectures over
capacity, the time is right to expand the facility and
meet the community need for science and education
The Florida Museum is excited by its progress and vision
for future growth and expansion. By building upon the
solid base already created by friends and donors, the
Museum hopes to continue that support and reach others
who care about the environment and diversity of life on
earth, and who want to join us as we strive to understand
and protect both.
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2005-2006 Honor Roll of Donors
flowering maple Abutilon striatum
GIFTS OF $500,000 ORMORE
Robert C. &AnaM. Dorion
GIFTS OF $100,000 ORMORE
Thomas H. Maren Foundation
GIFTS OF $50,000 ORMORE
Charles H. &Wanda N. Denny (C, M)
William W. &Nadine M. McGuire
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Gladys G. Cofrin
Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, Inc.
Mr. &Mrs. Wesley R. Edens
The Hough Family Foundation, Inc. (M)
William P. & Cheryl S. Jones
Marc A. Letellier
Maple Hill Foundation (R)
Paul F. & Ella Warren Miller (R)
The Museum Collectors Shop, Inc.
William D. & Sandra T. Olinger (F, M)
Jeffrey M. Siegal
James K. &Lori M. Toomey (F)
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John & Gretchen Coyle (R)
James H. Hecht
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J. W. Nixon
Howard B. Spey
Mr. Mack L. Whittle, Jr.
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Michael M. Dion
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Harriett P. Hulbert
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Susan V Palmer (M)
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Patricia M. Blackwell (R)
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Gene W. & Evelyn H. Hemp (*, R)
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Christopher M. Leber (*)
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