95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
First Lady Honors Columbus Museum Of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art has been recognized as one of the best in the country for its impact in the community it serves. The museum received the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Museum Executive Director, Nannette Maciejunes, says they have worked to make the museum an interactive experience.
“Lots of art museums have interactive experiences with guests but they tend to be in other parts of your building. We’re willing to experiment with them actually being in the gallery. So we’ve introduced post it note stations where we ask you a question and you tell us what you think. And you can respond to something another visitor has said.” Says Maciejunes,
Nine other museums and libraries also received the award.