Areas where people and businesses can contribute
The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences is renovating the Schmaltz Museum of Earth History, and we need your help!
We have a number of future displays and exhibits, outlined below, that will greatly enhance the museum and its learning capabilities within WMU and the greater Kalamazoo community. Project funding is always in need of an assist and we have provided an opportunity whereby donors can purchase a variety of items for the museum and its outdoor interactive entity ‘Dinosaur Park’. Donations are tax deductible, purchased items will be installed on behalf of an individual or business, and donations will be categorized by incremental value based on the Mohs mineral hardness scale.
- Categories of donations
ARC SCIENCE OMNIGLOBE
Photo of ARC Science OmniGlobe, provided courtesy of ARC Sciences Simulations, Inc.
Photo of a 'long-term' mass extinction event, provided courtesy of Jeremy D. Owens.
MICHIGAN BASIN STRATIGRAPHY
Photo of Marathon Oil’s Visionarium, provided courtesy of Christie Digital and AVTG.
Example of visual and interactive mineral display to be adapted to existing specimens.
Photo of Mammoth exhibit from the Royal BC museum in Victoria, British Columbia.
DONATE A DINOSAUR
Have you ever wanted to buy a dinosaur? Here is your chance!
JOURNEY INTO THE MICHIGAN BASIN
Photo displaying Geologic Time, provided courtesy of Carolina Bomanite Corporation
Photo displaying proposed sketch of the mineral collections in the Lloyd Schmaltz Museum.