Vertebrate Collections Internship

Each week throughout the quarter we will focus on a specific area of vertebrate collections curation. The internship will be held on Tuesdays from 1-4 pm.

 

Date

Topic

Instructor

Location

Oct. 1

Importance of collections, tour of CCBER facilities

Sweet, Hall

CCBER

Oct. 8

Specimen collecting, voucher specimens, taking field notes, georeferencing

 

Sweet, Hall

CCBER

Oct. 15

Specimen preparation, herps

 

Sweet, Beas-Moix

CCBER

Oct. 22

Behind-the-scenes tour and introduction to bird preparation

Hall, Corado

Western Foundation of Vertebrate

Zoology

Oct. 29

Specimen preparation, birds

 

Sweet, Beas-Moix

CCBER

Nov. 5

Specimen preparation, birds

 

Sweet, Beas-Moix

CCBER

Nov. 12

Behind-the-scenes tour and introduction to mammal preparation

Collins

Santa Barbara

Museum of Natural History

Nov. 19

Specimen preparation, mammals

 

Sweet, Beas-Moix

CCBER

Nov. 26

Labeling, cataloging, databasing, preservation, storage, pest management, handling

Sweet, Beas-Moix

CCBER

Dec. 3

Careers in museum work, graduate school and beyond

Sweet, Hall

CCBER

 

Instructors:

Sam Sweet, EEMB Professor and Curator of Herpetology, CCBER

Linnea Hall, Executive Director, Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology

Mireia Beas-Moix, Collections Manager, CCBER

Rene Corado, Collections Manager, Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology

Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History