N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Receives National Medal
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the medal to Museum Director Emlyn Koster at a special ceremony at the White House on May 8.
In addition, the museum – part of the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources – recently chose 15-year-old Molly Paul as its exemplar of the institution’s community value. Molly, a junior curator at the museum, was honored for her extraordinary volunteerism and achievements as a knowledgeable voice for the natural world. Molly traveled to Washington for the May 8 celebration, where she shared the impact the museum has had on her life. Learn more at naturalsciences.org.