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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.

You give a buck, we’ll give a buck

Sponsor a Student for the National Conference!


The Wildlife Society is seeking student sponsorships for the next national conference in Ohio this October. The Arizona Chapter has decided to sponsor a student again this year, and we would like to issue a challenge to all of our members:


We will match every donation we receive before May 31, 2018 – up to $1,000 – dollar for dollar, to send a student to the National Conference in October.


You give a buck, we’ll give a buck.


Click the button below to donate and double your impact for a student of wildlife:


Students looking to apply for travel grants can find them here.


Do this before Friday!

Before Friday:

If you are attending this year’s Joint Annual Meeting in Flagstaff, AZ, be sure to book your hotel room before January 19th!

Friday is the last day to reserve rooms at the Little America Hotel with the $91/night discounted group rate. After January 19th, rates go back to $169/night.

Book your room here.


Before the 23rd:

Are you registered for the JAM? Now is your chance! Tuesday, January 23rd is the last day for regular conference registration before Late Registration prices go into effect. Late registration can also be taken at the door.

Register online here. 


Learn more about the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting, including the photo contest, plenary talks, and agenda, here.