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Nature Revealed: Cabinet of Curiosities
Saturday, November 19
9:30 - 11:30 am
$10 member / $25 nonmember
Ages 13+

Did you know that the Arboretum houses hundreds of scientific specimens in our Collections Department? Insects, bones, skins, teeth, seeds, feathers – from stuffed owls to snakes in jars, we have a wealth of preserved items gathered over the years.

In this class you’ll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our collection guided by Tiffany Ritter, our Collections Manager. You’ll learn a brief history of natural science collections, why they are still important to biologists, and how to start your own collection. Then you’ll get a chance to search the Arboretum trails for a specimen to identify, document, and add to our collection.

Class schedule: about one hour in the classroom, 30-45 minutes of walking outside, and 15-30 minutes of specimen preparation.

Instructor bio: Tiffany received her B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences from University of Houston – Downtown. She is a Naturalist Educator and Master Outdoor Leader. Her love of travel and adventure has inspired her fascination with natural history collection, and she currently manages the Arboretum’s own collection.
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By: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center