Viernes, 23 de agosto de 2019

AGOSTO de 2019
Volumen XXXVI 
N° 376
ISSN 1852-317X

Archivo

abril 2015

Museo de Osteología, Oklahoma City, EE.UU. de América.

El Museo de Osteología, ubicado en Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, es una experiencia educativa única. Centrándose en la forma y función del sistema esquelético, tiene 7.000 pies cuadrados. Exhibe cientos de calaveras y esqueletos de todos los rincones del mundo. Las exhibiciones incluyen la adaptación, la locomoción, la clasificación y la diversidad del reino de los vertebrados. El Museo de Osteología es el único de su tipo en América.

Educadores: Está disponible para programar su salón de clases o su visita en grupo. Los programas educativos están disponibles tanto en el sitio, o a través del Museo de divulgación. Para programar una visita en grupo, o hacer preguntas sobre excursiones y actividades de divulgación, por favor escriba a info@museumofosteology.org o llame al +1-405-814-0006.
A view of the front lawn for The Museum of Osteology

Misión: proporcionar oportunidades educativas de calidad a escuelas de la zona, a grupos y al público en general. La exploración de la forma y función del sistema esquelético abre la puerta a la comprensión. Es la creencia de este museo que la comprensión y la educación conduce a la apreciación del mundo natural y, en última instancia, a su conservación. «Al final vamos a conservar sólo lo que amamos. Amaremos sólo lo que entendemos. Vamos a entender sólo lo que nos enseñan. « Baba Dioum.

The Museum of Osteology provides quality educational opportunities and allows school groups and the public to explore the form and function of the skeletal system.

From comparative anatomy to classification to adaptation and locomotion, The Museum of Osteology has been designed with learning in mind. Currently displaying nearly 300 skeletons from all corners of the world, visitors have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast many rare species normally not seen in museum exhibits. In addition, The museum features a variety of North American specimens ranging from tiny mice and shrew skeletons to a 40 foot humpback whale.

We at the Museum of Osteology believe that conservation must begin through education and appreciation of the natural world.

Monday, March 9, 2015

What is a Skeleton?

What is Bone?
Bones are rigid organs that form part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. They function to move, support, and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue. Bones have a complex internal and external structure making them lightweight, yet strong and hard. One of the types of tissue that makes up bone is mineralized osseous tissue. This tissue gives bone rigidity and a honeycomb-like three-dimensional internal structure. Other types of tissue found in bones include marrow, endosteum, periosteum, nerves, blood vessels and cartilage.The skeleton is an animal’s internal support frame. This bony structure helps to protect the organs and aids in movement. Some animals have an internal skeleton. called an endoskeleton. Other animals possess a skeleton on the outside of their body called an exoskeleton.

Vertebrates
Vertebrates are animals that possess a vertebral column or “backbone”. This, along with the rest of the animal’s skeleton, comprises a support frame for the body and helps to protect vital organs. Additionally, the skeleton allows for muscle and ligament attachment and aids in movement. Vertebrate animals include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many species of fish.

Invertebrates
Invertebrates are animals with no vertebral column or “backbone”. However, many invertebrates do have exoskeletons, a hard outer covering that helps with movement and protects the animal’s soft internal organs. There are millions of animal species with exoskeletons; including insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and snails.

Exo or Endoskeleton?
Some animals, such as the armadillo or turtle, seem to have both exo and endoskeletons. However, both of these are true vertebrates with a backbone and internal skeleton. The shell of a turtle is simply a modified ribcage that exists on the outside of the body, while an armadillo’s shell consists of tiny osteoderms (boney skin). Both of these shells serve to protect internal organs.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Admission:
Children 3 through 12 are $6.00 / Adults 13 and up are $7.00 /
*Prices do not include tax / Please call for group rates


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Museum of Osteology
10301 S. Sunnylane Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73160 – (Lat. 35.298433, Long. -97.441993)
(p) (405) 814-0006 (e) info@museumofosteology.org
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