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  1. Exploring Coyote Morphology: Introduction to Research and Study Design

    28 Feb 2024 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Christina D'Arcy1, Julie Marie Schlichte2, Vicky Zhuang

    1. University of Texas at El Paso 2. The University of Texas at El Paso

    This module is designed as a first foray for freshman-level (novice undergraduate) students into science literacy, research design, and use of museum resources in research activities. The module...


  2. Is everything bigger in Texas? Introduction to Statistics with the Rock Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus intermedius)

    28 Feb 2024 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Julie Marie Schlichte1, Phillip Lavretsky, Vicky Zhuang

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    Natural history museums often contain large collections of the same species and therefore, are a resource for studying intraspecific variation. This module uses 172 images of rock pocket mouse...


  3. Observing the Birds of El Paso: Revisiting historical localities online and in the field

    24 Feb 2024 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Julie Marie Schlichte1, Vicky Zhuang, Phillip Lavretsky2

    1. The University of Texas at El Paso 2. University of Texas at El Paso

    In this set of activities, students are introduced to several features and use cases of museum databases to understand the importance of historical natural history specimens and their data. Using...


  4. Conducting Biodiversity Science in the 21st Century (Poster)

    08 Aug 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Monfils

    Central Michigan University

    A poster summarizing how museum resources can be used for conducting biodiversity science in the 21st century including in research, education and in increasing inclusivity and diversity in STEM.


  5. Uncovering Hidden Figures of Natural History Collections Using Digital Data Sleuthing & Storytelling

    23 Mar 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Molly Allison Phillips1, Olubunmi Aina2, Adania Flemming3, Shawn Elizabeth Zeringue-Krosnick4, Jennifer Kovacs5, Siobhan Leachman6, Makenzie E. Mabry3

    1. BioQUEST 2. Allen University 3. iDigBio, FLMNH 4. Tennessee Tech University 5. Agnes Scott College 6. Aotearoa New Zealand Wikimedia User Group

    In this presentation we will introduce a series of modules meant to train the next generation of scientists to be data sleuths and storytellers, engaging learners in authentic research experiences...


  6. Julie Marie Schlichte


  7. Molly Allison Phillips


  8. Collections Education Coffee Break Series: oVert TCN Resources for Education

    24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jaimi Gray

    Florida Museum of Natural History

    Dr. Jaimi Gray gives a brief introduction into educational resources associated with the oVert project. ...


  9. Collections Education Coffee Break Series: Anne Basham from LepNet and SCAN on Vimeo

    19 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anne Basham

    Anne Basham (Founder ExplorMor Labs LLC/Co-Founder Bon-Earth, LeptNet and SCAN) Presenting on Natural history collections that connect marginalized elders with memory and the natural world. ...


  10. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: The Biocultural Labels Initiative

    03 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jane Anderson1, Maui Hudson2

    1. New York University 2. University of Waikato

    The Biocultural (BC) Labels initiative is focused on accurate provenance, transparency and integrity in research engagements with Indigenous communities. ...


  11. Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record

    25 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Joshua Zimmt1, Lisa White1

    University of California Museum of Paleontology

    In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.


  12. Exploring multiple approaches to engage underrepresented students in research with natural history collections.

    24 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Molly Phillips1, Adania Flemming2, Jeanette Pirlo3, David Blackburn4

    1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. iDigBio, FLMNH 3. University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History 4. Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    The iDigBio team has leveraged natural history collections in a 3-pronged approach designed to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in collections-based research.


  13. David Laurencio


  14. Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die

    10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3

    1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

    A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...


  15. Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections

    17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kaitlin Stack Whitney

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...


  16. Carola Haas


  17. Talisin Hammond


  18. repost - blog about iDigBio bringing the biodiversity to the National Academies Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology

    11 Jul 2016 | Posted by Alison N Hale

    Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) recently participated in the 2016 National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology. Members of the iDigBio team were super...


  19. Molly Phillips

    Contact information: mphillips AT flmnh DOT ufl DOT edu Twitter: @StellarSquirrelMolly is a biologist with a background in evolution, ecology, and natural history, which includes five years of...


  20. A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections

    Collections | 20 Oct 2015 | Posted by Drew LaMar