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The Environmental Education Center

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ImageThe Natural History Museum is one of a kind in Palestine and includes various types of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish that have been preserved to attract viewers and generate a sense of curiosity and respect for the natural environment. The samples at the museum are a scientific tool to study various species, categorize them and compare them together. The museum also protects our natural heritage and preserves examples of several extinct animal species.

The collection contains more than 2,500 specimens, many of which were donated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and Palestine from the Martin Luther collection of stuffed native and migratory birds. This collection is the work of the late German Prof. and theologian Gustav Dahlman. The Museum also contains works by late Dr. Sana Issa Atallah and Dr. Mazin Qumsiya, both nature scientists from Beit Sahour, Palestine. The museum also includes the Talitha Kumi School collection as well.