In October 2020, we were thrilled to capture the magic of Members’ Night in a week full of virtual adventures. Our members were invited to explore behind-the-scenes, chat with our scientists and participate in activities all from the comfort of home. You can find the recordings and downloadable resources from Members' Week 2020 in the drop down categories below.
Throughout Members' Week, videos of the Virtual Collection Tours will be posted here following the live event. Please see the full schedule at ansp.org/MemberRSVP to register for the live events.
How to Prepare Fossils - Fred Mullison
Plaster Model Collection - Fred Mullison
Herpetology - Ned Gilmore
Bird Specimen Prep - Jason Weckstein & Nate Rice
Interactive Dinosaur Hall Video - Jennifer Sonchi
Throughout Members' Week, recordings of each Lunch and Learn event will be posted here. Please see the full schedule at ansp.org/MemberRSVP to register for the live events.
Lunch and Learn | Amazon River Field Trip
Lunch and Learn | Fisheries Science at the Academy
Lunch and Learn | Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Lab Tour
Lunch and Learn | In the Field with Biogeochemistry
Lunch and Learn | Learn about the BEES Program
Lunch and Learn | Where in the World is Cornus Sanguine
Throughout Members' Week, recordings of each Fun and Games live event will be posted here. Please see the full schedule at ansp.org/MemberRSVP to register for the live events. Other activity downloads will be available soon.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
It's time to go into the field! Download this activity and gather your family for a fun nature scavenger hunt. Crafty kid? Use the included instructions to make your own binoculars with common household items. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, this list contains flora and fauna you're likely to find on your expedition. Share your pictures by tagging @AcadNatSci and using #ANSMembersWeek on social media.
Are you an expert at creating cool spaces in games like Animal Crossing and Minecraft? We want to see your gamified version of your favorite Academy exhibit or collection! We have provided videos and photos for inspiration available at ansp.org/AcademyCrossing. Share your pictures and videos by tagging @AcadNatSci and using #ANSMembersWeek on social media.
Join us for a live game show as two staff teams go head-to-head in Academy Feud. The teams
will compete to guess the most popular answers to Academy-themed survey questions provided by
Our scientists and staff have nominated specimens they feel deserve superlative titles such as “Best Looking,” “Class Clown,” and "Most Likely to Appear in a Horror Film." Throughout the week we will share the superlative videos with our members in the daily digest emails (and post them here). Check out the nominees and vote for your favorite! We'll post the winners on our Facebook page.
Specimen Superlative | Most Likely to Succeed
Specimen Superlative | Best Looking
Specimen Superlative | Class Clown
Specimen Superlative | Biggest Flirt
Specimen Superlative | Most likely to Appear in a Sci Fi Horror Film
Specimen Superlative | Most likely to go Viral
Explore photos provided by our scientists and staff and submit your best captions. Share your memes by tagging @AcadNatSci and using #ANSMembersWeek on social media. Photos will be made available on October 2.