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Field Notes and Pickle Party Workshop | March 10, 2018

Museum collections are warehouses of biological information – providing insights into speciation, morphology, diet, reproduction, genetics, etc. Recording field notes and collecting and preparing voucher specimens are vital skills – and when submitted to museums, the important biological material can be preserved indefinitely for reference and research.

Through this workshop, we will provide instruction on:
  • how to record informative field notes,
  • how to keep a museum specimen log,
  • what constitutes a good specimen,
  • how inject and position museum specimens,
  • how create and attach labels to museum specimens,
  • tools that are needed to prepare specimens, and
  • how to assemble your own field kit.

When: March 10, 2018.  10am-5pm

Instructors: Andrew T. Holycross, Thomas R. Jones, Randall D. Babb
What you need to bring: Please bring frozen roadkill, specimens that are in GOOD SHAPE and HAVE DATA.
Class limited to: 24 participants.

Register by 10 am on Friday, March 9th. To register, please email Cristina Jones at

participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.