Sam Crowe on February 24th, 2014

Damon Lowe, of the Indiana State Museum and a long time participant in Project Passenger Pigeon, invited me to participate in a panel discussion at the annual gathering of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers. My good buddy Don Gorney was the other panel member and he was putting me up during my stay. The […]

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Sam Crowe on February 13th, 2014

  My last trip to Philadelphia was in fall 2012 to attend a charette sponsored by the Museum Studies Department at the University of the Arts. Graduate students were divided into four group, each of which was tasked with designing a passenger pigeon exhibit at one of four local institutions: zoo,  Drexel Academy of Sciences, […]

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Sam Crowe on February 12th, 2014

  The University of Chicago has as strong a connection to the passenger pigeon as any other school. Charles Otis Whitman, chairman of the university’s zoology department, specialized in the study of animal behavior and his principal subjects were pigeons of varying species. In 1896 he added several passenger pigeons to his collection; these birds […]

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Sam Crowe on February 12th, 2014

It is a strange feeling to have worked for three years preparing for an anniversary and then, low and behold, the time arrives. From early on, the launch of my book was going to be the opening event of  Project Passenger Pigeon. The exact date was January 7. To enhance the significance of the release, […]

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