Undergrads help handle our specimen backlog!

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Yesterday we had thirteen VT students from the Natural History Collections Club attend a work night at the Massey Herbarium! The students helped with mounting specimens from our backlog and preparing material for mini-specimens for an outreach event. After pizza of course!

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Students prepared hundreds of samples for mini-specimens! These will be used in a hands-on activity at the VT Science Festival.

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And we set up an assembly line for mounting plant specimens for our collection!

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Some of the finished products! The mounted specimens are ready to be databased, imaged, and filed. The boxes of flowers are ready for kids to make their own mini-specimens!

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