Natural history museums represent invaluable resources for both education and research. I incorporate the use of museum specimens in my research on American pikas. I also teach with and about natural history collections in the classroom

Techniques in Vertebrate Specimen Preparation for Natural History Museums

 

 

I designed and taught this course for graduate and undergraduate students at Oregon State University. These specimens were prepared by students in the class.

Nutria study skin

Rats and Mouse study skins

Bird study skins

(C) Jessica A. Castillo Vardaro 2019

Cover art by Jenna Curtis