Invite: Exhibition on ‘Botanical Expedition of Colombia’ at NMNH

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A dinosaur invite for visitors, outside the NMNH in New Delhi

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is an institution devoted to non-formal environmental education under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The NMNH is a museum dedicated to natural history and depicts the country’s flora, fauna and mineral wealth and provide an out of school facility for education of children and to promote environmental awareness among the masses.

NMNH LogoThe National Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia will host an exhibition on “Botanical Expedition of Colombia” from September 23 to October 22, 2010. The exhibition will take place on the second floor Gallery of NMNH.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on September 23rd at 11 am in the Third Floor of NMNH by Honourable Chief Guest Mr. Juan A.P. Saavedra, Ambassador of Colombia. He will be accompanied by the Guest of Honour for the event, Dr. Deepak Kumar, Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Venue: NMNH, Barakhamba Road, Tanser Marg Junction, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001 (Closest Metro Station: Mandi House)

The NMNH has four exhibit floors and Gallery 2 on the Second Floor is dedicated to showcasing an overview of major ecosystems of the world, role of plants as primary producers, food chains, food webs, decomposition, bio-geochemical cycles, Interrelationship among plants, animals and human beings, present day environmental problems such as pollution, deforestation, depletion of wildlife etc. and the reasons (ethical, aesthetic, economic and scientific) for conservation.

For further details please contact:

Dr. B. Venugopal,
Director, National Museum of Natural History
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Telephone: 011-23314932
Email: dirnmnh(at)gmail.com

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