The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years. It took only 40 for it to disappear. On Thursday, October 21 at 12pm, dive into the herbarium and a take a closer look at this history with La' Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, advocate, and activist.
Jennifer Angus: Magicicada
Using responsibly-collected and preserved specimens, the artist Jennifer Angus creates site-specific installations of insects pinned directly to a wall and other surfaces creating exquisite patterns reminiscent of textiles or wallpaper.
A Museum that's Unique to Staten Island
Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.