Author: Karen Cole

June Hours at the Gillespie Museum, and the Thursday Takeaway

The Gillespie Museum will re-open to visitors on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., during the month of June for browsing current exhibits and the museum’s collection. On Thursday afternoons (1– 3 p.m.), the museum staff will offer

Watercolor Workshop

Please attend an Arbor Day event at the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, Gillespie Museum, on Friday, April 26, at 2:30 pm. In this workshop, we will explore the crossroads of art and science by painting a variety of native flowers and

Science Café: Environmental Change in Florida’s Springs and Sinks, Thursday, April 25, at Gillespie Museum

Benjamin Tanner, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson and the focus area leader for climate adaptation at the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, will discuss his recent research during his presentation “Environmental Change in Florida’s

Workday at the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, Friday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m.

We’re adding new longleaf pines (Pinus palustris) to the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center/Gillespie Museum on Friday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. Join in this urban restoration of a longleaf pine ecosystem: Eleven trees to plant

Two Opportunities to Discuss Conservation Photography with Dustin Angell, Archbold Research Station

The Gillespie Museum will host environmental educator and photographer Dustin Angell of Archbold Research Station, Venus, Florida, this week. On Thursday, March 14, 7-8:30 p.m., he will be the guest at the Science Café: Conservation Photography. He will share his

Opening of ‘Florida’s Calcite: Rare Specimens of a Common Mineral’

The opening of a new exhibit, Florida’s Calcite: Rare Specimens of a Common Mineral, offers several opportunities to the campus and community. This new exhibit features the personal collection of Thomas Scott, Ph.D., P.G., emeritus assistant state geologist of the

Seed Collecting Workday in the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, Gillespie Museum

It’s Wildflower Wednesday. We invite you to join us for a seed-collecting workday on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2:30-4 p.m., at the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, a longleaf pine micro-restoration located behind the RELC, adjacent to the Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan, DeLand. While you’re

Two Cultural Credit Opportunities at the Gillespie Museum

It’s Elemental: Minerals A-Z This self-guided walk through the Gillespie Museum’s mineral exhibits will remind visitors of some things they already know about mineral matters, and answer some questions they didn’t know they had: Why can pencils be made of

Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, at the Gillespie Museum

10 a.m. – noon, Gillespie Grind: Join us for free Trilogy coffee and lemonade on the Gillespie Museum’s front porch, and tree-hugging in the Native Landscape and Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem restoration. 1 – 3 p.m., Arbor Day tree planting. The

Science Café at the Gillespie Museum on Alexander von Humboldt

On Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m., Stetson’s Gillespie Museum will host Visiting Professor Gregor C. Falk in a presentation entitled “Alexander Von Humboldt: A Liberal Ecologist.” Falk’s presentation will focus on the economic, social and political approaches in Humboldt’s

Earth Day Celebration at Stetson’s Gillespie Museum, Saturday

The Gillespie Museum’s annual Earth Day celebration is Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This Science Saturday event will feature workshops and hands-on activities about the professional work of environmental and earth-related sciences, from digital arts and fossil

Gillespie Grind, Friday, Features Digital Arts Exhibit

To begin your weekend, Friday, April 20, visit the Gillespie Museum for free Trilogy Coffee and lemonade, from 10 a.m. through noon.  There’s a new installation, Virtually Green, featuring two Digital Art senior exhibits by museum staffers.  Annette Morton’s WeAre

Virtually Green: Digital Art Installation Opening at the Gillespie Museum

The opening reception for Virtually Green is Thursday, April 19, 5-7 p.m., at the Gillespie Museum.  This installation features two Digital Art senior exhibits by Gillespie Museum student staff members.  Annette Morton’s WeAreOne and Mac Thomson’s Virtual Sage integrate art

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Fossil Dig and Physics Extravaganza: Science Saturday at the Gillespie Museum, March 24

For its March Science Saturday, Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will host a range of activities for young scientists in two areas, Florida Fossils and Physics. The hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on

Gillespie Grind: Coffee at the Gillespie Museum, Friday morning, March 23

Start your weekend with a cup of Trilogy coffee and browse through the Gillespie Museum. We’ll be serving 10 a.m – noon. Cultural credit opportunities include two self-guided activities: Florida Formations: Shifting Seas and Sediments and Citizen + Science: The Pollinator

Science Saturday at the Gillespie Museum: Pollination Workshop

The Gillespie Museum’s February Science Saturday takes advantage of “A Better Nectar,” a multi-sensory installation exploring how bumblebees learn and remember floral symbols, currently installed at the Gillespie and at the Hand Art Center.  The workshop is scheduled for Saturday,

A Very Good Nectar in the Lobby of Sage Science Center

On Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. – noon, drop by the Lobby of Sage Science Center for Trilogy coffee and an opportunity to talk with the creators of  the installation entitled Pollination Guild, in the Sage Science Center Lobby.

Science Café: ‘Bee Sensoria: Artists’ Perspective’

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will host Los Angeles-based artists Jessica Rath and Robert Hoehn for a Science Café conversation on “Bee Sensoria: Artists’ Perspectives.” In association with a better nectar, an exhibition opening

Rock Your Stocking at the Gillespie Museum Shop, Free Coffee Friday

Join us for free coffee (from Trilogy Roasting Co.) on Friday morning, 10 a.m. – noon. And take an opportunity to browse our museum shop for stocking stuffers — geodes, gem-filled bottles, Florida fossils, puzzles, and more. The Museum Shop

Friday, Coffee for the Curious at Gillespie Museum

Drop in for free coffee from Trilogy Roasting Company, 10 a.m. – noon, on Friday, Dec. 1. And stay to browse a pop-up exhibit—Wunderkammer: Art and Animals. Students from Professor Mary Pollock’s junior seminar have created curiosity cabinets, exploring ethical

Gillespie Museum Science Café on Florida Geology, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m.

In connection to its newest exhibit, Florida Formations: Shifting Seas and Sediments, the Gillespie Museum will host Assistant State Geologist Harley Means of the Florida Geological Survey.  His Science Café talk, entitled “Florida’s Surficial Geologic Formations,” will be at the

Coffee and Florida Formations at the Gillespie Museum

Join us for Gillespie Grind this Friday, Oct. 27, with free coffee on the front porch of the Gillespie Museum, 10 a.m. – noon. Stop by for coffee; find a spot on the porch or under the trees to meet

Science Café on Thursday Features Ben Tanner: “Sea Level: Past, Present & Future Change”

At 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 26, Ben Tanner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, opens the Gillespie Museum’s new exhibit, Florida Formations, with a Science Café presentation on Florida geology and sea level change. The gallery walk

Free Coffee Fridays at the Gillespie Museum

It’s back to the Gillespie Grind this Friday, Oct. 20, with free coffee on the front porch of the Gillespie Museum, 10 a.m. – noon.  Join us for coffee; find a spot on the porch or under the trees to

Gillespie Museum’s Oct. 17 Science Café: A Conversation about Avian Conservation

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will host visiting scholar Nury Stella Penagos for a Science Café presentation, “Your Birds Are Our Bird Too: Avian Conservation in Colombia.” This event is co-sponsored by the Partners

Gillespie Museum celebrates Smithsonian Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 23

On Saturday, Sept. 23 (from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.),  the Gillespie Museum’s first Science Saturday, 2017-18, is part of Smithsonian Museum Day, celebrating museums nationwide. Hands-on activities based on its historic mineral collection include: Storied Stone Scavenger Hunt GeoBingo;

Wildflower Wednesday at the Gillespie Museum

Join us for a morning of field study in the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem at the Gillespie Museum (230 E. Michigan Ave.), on Wednesday, June 28, 10 a.m. – noon. We’ll be surveying native pollinators, examining Florida wildflowers, and creating origami

Wildflower Wednesday at the Gillespie Museum, 6/21, 10 a.m. – Noon

It’s National Pollinator Week. Join us at the museum’s Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem (the ecosystem restoration behind the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, 230 E. Michigan Ave.) for a morning of activities among our wildflowers and native pollinators.  For scientists of all

Gillespie Grind: Free Coffee Fridays

Join us on the front porch of the Gillespie Museum on Fridays, 10 a.m. – noon, for a cup of coffee from Trilogy Coffee Roasting Company, DeLand.  Friday is Arbor Day; we’ll encourage tree-hugging. The Gillespie Museum is located at

Celebrating Native Florida Trees for Arbor Day, April 28, Gillespie Museum

On Friday, April 28, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., the Gillespie Museum will offer tours of its Native Florida Plant Landscape. This event will commemorate two decades of native plants on campus. With support from the Lyonia Chapter of the