Statewide nonprofit organization Ohio History Connection (OHC), in conjunction with local partners such as COSI and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is presenting an exhibition entitled “Going, Going, Gone? Endangered and Extinct Species” until January 4, 2015. It features specimens of extinct species that lived in Ohio, including a reconstructed dinosaur head, as well as threatened or endangered species from around the United States, such as polar bear skin and bald eagle eggs.
“Natural history is a vital part of Ohio’s history, and this exhibit showcases the fascinating stories of our landscapes, ecosystems and climate, and how humans impact them,” says David Dyer, curator for the OHC. “Our natural history collections hold over 29,000 cataloged specimens, including fossils, rocks and minerals, plants, insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, and this exhibit lets visitors see some of the most remarkable objects.”
To share how human beings impact endangered groups of animals, the exhibit offers ideas about practices that can be adjusted to protect the environment and help these species repopulate and flourish. Additionally, it features inspiring stories of individuals who have made a positive impact on the protection of species and wild places.
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave. For more information, including exhibit cost and hours, call 800-686-6124 or visit OhioHistory.org.