The following events are considered by the Burke Museum to be of potential interest to our members. To request to be listed on the Burke Community Calendar, please fill out this form.
Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities demonstrates what we all know: women are more powerful together. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the exhibit with a special group of women in your own life—your family, friends, co-workers, or book group!
Bird and butterfly enthusiasts, it’s time to follow the natural course of evolution and progress to dragonflies. Learn about their basic biology and the identification and natural history of local species from Dennis Paulson, Northwest expert on dragonflies, and see a sample of the 80 species that occur in Washington in the field.
Learn the basics for creating botanical illustrations from professional botanist, botanical illustrator, and teacher, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik. Linda introduces participants to drawing skills, parts of the plant, watercolor techniques as used for painting plant portraits, and more over the two-day workshop.
Birds at the Burke will return on Oct 19th from 10 am – 4 pm. Included is a rare collection of over 500 separate nests with eggs, part of which will be on display at the Burke’s newest annual event – Birds at the Burke. The day will include tours of birds on the UW campus, bird specimen preparation, mist net demonstrations, research tables on Burke Ornithology, sample specimens, and talks on how and why birds sing and fly.