BIOEE 1150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

This course has two main objectives: (i) to illustrate the diverse uses of natural history collections for research, teaching and conservation, and (ii) to introduce students to the fine art of avian specimen preparation. Students will learn multiple specimen preparation techniques (skeletons, spread wings, and round skins) and will be required to prepare 20 round skins to receive course credit. Students will be evaluated on the quality of their specimens and on a short (3 page) essay advocating the value of natural history collections.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 8 students.

Comments Students will need a dissecting kit that includes forceps, scalpel and scissors. Transportation to the Lab of Ornithology is necessary (there is a shuttle that runs about 4 times a day from campus to the Lab of Ornithology. Additionally, there are transportation options with TCAT buses).

Outcomes
  • Practice avian specimen preparation.
  • Integrate examples of diverse uses of specimens to articulate the value of natural history collections.

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  • Enrollment Information

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5125BIOEE 1150  LAB 401

    • F
    • Rohwer, V

  • Enrollment limited to 8 students. Transportation to the Lab of Ornithology is necessary (there is a shuttle that runs about 4 times a day from campus to the Lab of Ornithology).