UCSB Natural History Collection News
Introduction to the Identification of California Bees
Learn how to identify our diverse native bees in this three day workshop.
January 18-20th with instructor Jaime Pawelek, CA Native Bees, Consultant specializing in the taxonomic identification of native bees
Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a natural history collection or herbarium?
Join us Saturday November 2 (9:00am to 3:00pm) to help us digitally transcribe specimens from the UCSB Natural History Collections. Tour the collections, meet collection staff, participate in research and learn about our projects that are helping make information about museum specimens and plants available online.
Student workers are an essential component of the NCOS restoration process and have been the bedrock of planting and weeding efforts since the beginning of the project. Through these intensive efforts they have gained great understanding of the ecological restoration in an impressively short time span. We’ve interviewed four student workers to see how their work at NCOS has increased their awareness of the key successes of NCOS and the remaining challenges. Read more here!
North Campus Open Space not only provides a safe space to walk, bike, run, and enjoy nature, the wetland is also working to improve water quality. In the realm of biogeochemistry, wetlands are considered a “sink,” or a location in which these nutrients are removed from the water by natural processes. Click here to learn more.