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Articles for author Paula Cushing: 6

  • Dr. Paula Cushing, the Museum’s Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, has spent her career studying spiders and their relatives. In honor of her work, two colleagues have named arachnids after her.A newly discovered fossil camel spider (an arachnid in the order Solifugae) was named Cushingia ellenbergeri…
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  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is excited to host the traveling exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids. To help make the exhibition even more fun for the entire family, the Museum has added activities like creating your own mythic creature and deciding what it’s call…
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  • Upcoming Events

    Posted 03/08/2011 by Paula Cushing | Comments
    Paula Cushing Wednesday, March 20th, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Lunchtime Lecture: Paula is giving a free lecture in Ricketson Auditorium on the west side of the DenverMuseum of Nature & Science. Paula will be talking about her research on arachnids in the order Solifugae. Spider Biology Class, May 14…
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  • Teen Science Scholar Internship: The 2013 Teen Science Scholars Program is open to students who will be entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2013. This paid internship is for students who can demonstrate an interest in science through their application, essay, and interview. A letter of recommendati…
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  • The Colorado Spider Survey is a biotic inventory project assessing the biodiversity of spiders and other arachnids in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains ecoregion. The project has been ongoing since 1999. If you are interested in getting involved in this project, you can take a trainin…
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  • Cushing and her collaborator, Jack Brookhart, are involved in a National Science Foundation funded project to study weird arachnids called camel spiders (arachnid order Solifugae). These arachnids are important predators of insects and small vertebrates in desert and semi-desert habitats arou…
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