Taxidermy Workshop

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Education

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Join us for two intense evenings of taxidermy and learn fundamental techniques by mounting your own pigeon. We will address the history of this art form from early “stuffing” to modern “mounting”. This class may challenge even the most artistically inclined. Completion of a specimen is entirely possible, but not guaranteed.

Respect for the specimens is expected; no chimeras or anthropomorphs will be allowed. After two evenings, attendees will take home their own mounted pigeon. All materials provided.

Attendance at both sessions is necessary to complete your specimen.

Class #1: Thurs., March 10th, 5:00-9:00pm
Class #2: Fri., March 11th, 5:00-9:00pm

What to Bring

none

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Specimens and all tools provided

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Nature Museum

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Steve Sullivan

Before Steve was employed by a Museum, he ran his own.

He began by collecting natural artifacts and specimens from his backyard and neighborhood. Eventually, his bedroom … aka the budding museum, expanded his collection to include plants and live animals. Kids from the neighborhood started coming over to see his museum.

Today, Steve studies the nature in our own backyards. He is the primary investigator of Project Squirrel, one of the Museum’s signature award-winning citizen science initiatives.

When he’s not out in the field, you can find Steve at the Museum doing taxidermy for the Academy’s collection or interacting with members. In fact, trying to “Stump Steve” is a staple of the Museum experience.

Steve is a member of the Ecological Society of America, American Society of Mammalogists, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection, Chicago Herpetological Society, North American Native Fishes Association, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the Boy Scouts of America.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology, Conservation and Wildlife Biology. He is working toward his PhD in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Lizzie C.
    Reviewed on 10/17/14

    This class was awesome. Steve, our teacher, is extremely knowledgeable, so not only did we learn about taxidermy but we were educated in natural history, anatomy, and taxidermy history and practices. He was also patient with our rookie mistakes, which was much appreciated. I would definitely take another class at the nature museum.

    This class was awesome. Steve, our teacher, is extremely knowledgeable, so not only did we learn about taxidermy but we were educated in natural history, anatomy, and taxidermy history and practices. He was also patient with our rookie mistakes, which was much appreciated. I would definitely take another class at the nature museum.

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