The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Biology Division is an accredited pure historical past assortment of ~170,000 specimens. Highlights embrace the biggest assortment of mammals within the state, dense sampling of the natural world of focused areas inside Minnesota, and specimens collected throughout expeditions all through the Higher Midwest and to the Arctic, Antarctic, and Mexico. Our mission is to assist and advance organic analysis and training, particularly within the areas of evolution and local weather change, by sustaining and rising a set of regional energy and international significance.
Proper now, the largest barrier to the entry of our specimens by researchers, educators, and different members of the general public is the dearth of a digital database of our holdings, so we’re excited to launch our first Notes from Nature expedition. This primary expedition will digitize the data for our osteological specimens of birds, that are used for identification by scientists who work in and go to the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Paleontology and Anthropology Departments in addition to the Biology Division.
The tags being digitized on this expedition had been photographed by Kari Myhran, a Macalester School scholar who acquired a Macalester Summer season Internship Grant to work on the Science Museum of Minnesota. This work could be unattainable with out her and your contributions, which we deeply recognize. We hope you get pleasure from studying concerning the birds in our osteology assortment!
To test it out go to Notes from Nature
Choose the ‘Labs’ Venture from the ‘Lively Tasks’ record then search for ‘Digitizing Chook Bones’ on the center of the web page.
– The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Biology Division