Weller Library shares portable mammal exhibit with students
October 26, 2023
WAITISBURG - The Weller Public Library offered patons and Waitsburg students an interactive experience on mammals using a Burke box from October 11 through 25. The Burke Museum provides the boxes which include museum-quality objects, artifacts, and activities covering culture, earth science, and life science topics.
Library staff took the Mammal Burke Box to all the classes at the Waitsburg elementary school and several at the high school and middle school. The library will continue hosting temporary exhibits from this program, including rocks and minerals in November, birds in January, and Lewis & Clark in February.
The Mammal Burke Box included some of the following items:
Polar Bear Fur
Wolf Fur - summer & winter coat
Red Panda Fur
Cottontail Rabbit aFur
Harbor Seal Fur
North American Porcupine Quills
Mountain Goat Wool
Black Bear Skull
Harbor Seal Skull
Snowshoe Hare Skull
Spotted Skunk Skull
Pine Chipmunk Skull
Townsend's Mole Skull
The fees for the Burke Boxes are donated by Friends of the Library.