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. Join Tim Whitfeld, Collections Manager, to learn the history of the collection and how specimens are used in research. Watch a demonstration on preparing and mounting specimens for accession into the collection and then go behind the scenes to see how the collection is stored.
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.
This tour is free and offered in conjunction with the the exhibit, Entwined: Botany, Art and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat, January 10 through April 30 at the John Hay Library, Brown University. The exhibit is the collaborative work of the Brown University Herbarium, Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS), Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (RIWPS), and John Hay Library.
Location: The Brown Herbarium is locared on the second floor of the Biomedical Center, 171 Meeting St, Providence.
THIS TOUR IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. YOU MUST PREREGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.