Page 2 - 2010 - 2011 Annual Report

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Florida Museum
of Natural History
Marketing and Public Relations
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Editor
Paul Ramey, APR
pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Contributing Editors
Elise LeCompte
Beverly Sensbach
David Steadman
Photographers
Jennifer Duerden
Jeff Gage
Kristen Grace
Gustav Paulay
David Reed
Mark Whitten
Eric Zamora
Designers
Elecia Crumpton
Andreina Hornez-Peralta
Leah Welch
Printing
StorterChilds Printing Co.
About the design concept
Challenged to visually communicate the Museum’s focus on impact this past year, I was inspired to explore visual metaphor. I thought of highly evolved systems
in nature that ensure the survival of plant species by dispersing multitudes of tiny seeds, which are opportunities for potential life and growth. Some seeds are
designed to travel far and wide, to establish as many new plants as possible. The dandelion,
Taraxacum officinale
, on the front cover, seemed the perfect visual
metaphor to communicate what I feel represents the Florida Museum of Natural History’s far-reaching and never-ending impact. My hope is that as you read
this report, you’ll see what I mean, and be inspired to care about life on Earth.
Elecia Crumpton
Graphic Design Coordinator
The Florida Museum of Natural History
inspires people to value
the
biological richness
and
cultural heritage
of our
diverse world
and make a
positive difference
in its
future
.
2010-2011
impact
by the numbers:
8,165
Public Programs
attendees.
47
UF courses taught
by Museum faculty.
33
countries visited
by Museum researchers.
1,310
Twitter
followers.
133
peer-reviewed
scientific publications.
34,110
hours donated by
659 volunteers
.
17,587
Discovery Room
visitors.
15.23
million
web page views
486
students participated
in
summer camps
.
3,307
Facebook
fans.
39
new grants
and contracts worth
more than
$4.58 million
received by Museum
scientists.
1,768
news articles
published
.
380
collection loans
to other institutions.
115
graduate
committees served,
including 84 chaired
by Museum faculty.
509,001
website
database queries.
$10
million
NSF award received
to digitize the nation’s
biological collections.
34
million
total specimens.
22,365
specimens
loaned
to other institutions.