Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Natural History Collections

Natural History Collections website

1954 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Did you know that only a small portion of a museum’s collections are typically displayed publicly? Have you ever wondered what happens to the plants and animals scientists collect after they are done with their studies? In addition to fascinating and educating millions of museum visitors each year, natural history collections play an important role in better understanding biodiversity and the impacts of changes such as presence of invasive species or climate change. In this workshop, participants will learn about how natural history collections are used, how specimens are collected and preserved, the value of maintaining specimen-based collections, and tour the Bell Museum collections. We will also present volunteer opportunities with the Bell Museum’s Mapping Change project and the Minnesota Bee Atlas.

The workshop will meet in the Learning and Environmental Services Building and end in McNeal Hall. Information on parking will be sent prior to the workshop. Registration includes all workshop materials and lunch.

Additional Instructors:
Dr. Ya Yang, curator of plants
Dr Ken Kozak, curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Bell Museum of Natural History


Registration Close - September 6th, 4:00 PM

The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

Sponsor Information

Bell Museum of Natural History


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