Overcome These Five Barriers to Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder

As we are [finally] starting to say “goodbye” to a long winter, we’ve been hit with spring fever! Today we recall that nature is crucial to well-being. Get outside, get

For the Nature Lovers on your “Nice List”: 6 Gifts that Give Back

Don’t you just love a gift that keeps on giving? This holiday season, we’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you great gift ideas for naturalists of all ages—with a bonus

Free Museums? The Pros and Cons of Dollars at the Door

Should museums be free? The quick and easy answer is: ABSOLUTELY! Meaning that, if we all had our druthers, all museums would be free, forever and ever (…and so would

Why You Need to Know this Not So Average Joe

Did you know that Taylor Studios was founded by Betty Brennan and Joe Taylor?  What’s the story on Joe, the man behind the name? Betty and Joe started Taylor Studios

The Magic Formula to a Life Long Friendship

  Last night Joe and Dawn Taylor came over to share pizza. Breaking bread with them is a usual thing to do. We hang out. We are there for each

Why You Need to Pay Attention in February

February is Black History Month, a perfect time for museums and education centers to celebrate African American history, art, and culture. The African American story is the American story, and

How Can Your Choice of Cabinets Save You Money?

Cabinets play a pivotal role in most spaces, both commercial and residential. Restaurants, hotels, classrooms, kitchens, laboratories, corporate offices, common areas, and more. They’re a permanent fixture that contribute to

Museum Gift Shop Picks for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List

Museum Gift Shop Picks for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List Many museums and cultural institutions have online stores these days. They’re great places to find fun and unusual gifts

What’s In a Name?

You might have noticed that we recently changed the name of our blog.  We now call our musings “The Field Journal,” an apt moniker given our work in natural and

Using Story to Develop a Twist on an Oft Told Topic

Topic: Abraham Lincoln Location: Illinois It doesn’t matter where in Illinois you find yourself—it seems that every Illinois town promotes its connection to our state’s most celebrated politician—Abraham Lincoln. Oftentimes,