Herbarium Curatorial Internship

We are offering a new Herbarium Curatorial Internship Fall Quarter 2013.  Classes meet each Thursday from 1-4 and the course is team taught.

Instructors

Jennifer Thorsch, Director of CCBER

Andy Lanes, Restoration Assistant

Dieter Wilken, Adjunct Curator Botany

Veronica Ortega, Herbarium Assistant

Laurie Hannah, Digital Resources Coordinator

Mireia Beas-Moix, Collections Manager

Emily Helsley, Student Intern

 

Herbarium Curation - Syllabus

 

 

Date

Topic

Instructor

Location

Week 1

Sept. 26

Introduction to native plants; plant morphology

Lanes

CCBER Library

Week 2

Oct. 3

Overview of CCBER; importance of collections; tour of CCBER/Herbarium

Beas-Moix/Thorsch

CCBER Library

Week 3

Oct. 10

Plant collecting; voucher specimens, label data/ Mounting plant specimens—demo and practice

Wilken/Ortega/Helsley

CCBER Library

Week 4

Oct. 17

Field trip to SBBG—importance of botanic gardens/ Field work—plant collecting

Team/Wilken

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Week 5

Oct. 24

Mounting specimens—student practice

Ortega/Helsley

CCBER

Week 6

Oct. 31

Mounting specimens—student practice

Ortega/Helsley

CCBER

Week 7

Nov. 7

Plant nomenclature, classification; accessioning and databasing specimens;

Hannah/Wilken

CCBER Library

Week 8

Nov. 14

Databasing specimens—student practice

Hannah

CCBER

Week 9*

Nov. 21

Preservation, IPM, storage, handling

Beas-Moix

CCBER Library

Week 10

Dec. 5

History of herbaria; careers in museums, herbaria; masters programs in museum studies

Team

CCBER Library

                                   

Any time left over after the lectures will be used to mount specimens or practice databasing.