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An Insider’s View of the Brown University Herbarium

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Uvularia sessilifolia L. sessile-leaved bellwort

Uvularia sessilifolia L., sessile-leaved bellwort

Brown University Herbarium offers a priceless snapshot of botanical life, in Rhode Island and across the nation and the world, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

In this second program in our three part series, Brown Herbarium, Tim Whitfeld, Collections Manager, invites you to tour the collection and consider its value to science and conservation.  See a demonstration of the digitizing project to which the Brown Herbarium contributes.  Learn about how specimens are mounted and prepared for accession into the collection. Try a small herbarium challenge to decipher the labels of specimens.

The third session in this series, a field experience in May, will focus on how to collect specimens.

Dr. Whitfeld, member of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown, earned his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of Minnesota and brings his experience at Harvard University Herbarium, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and his own work on plant diversity in lowland rain forest of Papua New Guinea to his position as Collection Manager at the Brown Herbarium.

Participants – minimum 6, maximum 15
Fee – $10.00; $5.00 RIWPS members

Advance Registration Required

Sorry, this program is full. Please contact office@riwp.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.







January 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brown University Herbarium
171 Meeting Street (Room 225)
Providence, RI 02912
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