These two flowers are products from the Herbarium Workshop, conducted by Dorothy Tuthill (Biodiversity Institute) and Joy Handley (WYNDD) in May 2011. Students in grades 6-12 learned why and how to mount plant specimens for Herbarium use, and what an Herbarium is used for.
Biodiversity workshops can be tailored to grades 5-12 and designed around a biodiversity topic of interest. Examples include:
How do biologists measure biodiversity? What makes a species valuable? Who decides the outcome when conservation of biological diversity conflicts with development? Many kinds of biologists study biodiversity-including the collecting, mapping, genetic sampling, and naming of species. Biologists also want to know the roles each species plays in an intact ecosystem, since healthy ecosystems provide innumerable services to humanity.
This workshop includes visits to the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Macromolecular Analysis Core and the Stable Isotope Facility. The duration of this workshop is approximately 3 hours and is limited to 20 students.
Contact the Biodiversity Institute at 307-766-6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org discuss with Dorothy Tuthill, Associate Director, what your class can do this school year!