Note: The October, November and December workshops are virtual!
Rothrock Bog Ramble
Feeling cooped up? Join PAC Herbarium Curator Sarah Chamberlain as we explore one of her favorite local wetland sites. This bog in Rothrock State Forest has myriad grasses, sedges and rushes as well as other unique wetland plants. The cranberries may even be ripe and ready to pick! This is a socially–distanced outing due to COVID and masks are required. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Rt. 26 and Charter Oak Road. I’ll have extra masks and hand sanitizer on-hand.
PAC Herbarium Transcripti-thon!
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8 am to 8 pm – drop in anytime and stay as long as you’d like!
Join the PAC Herbarium as we host our second Transcripti-thon! The PAC is imaging, transcribing, and georeferencing it’s entire Mid-Atlantic collection as part of the Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Project. To augment our efforts, we are inviting faculty, staff, students and the interested community to participate in transcribing herbarium labels from our imaged specimens. After a brief training, we’ll turn you loose to transcribe as many labels as you can. A prize will be awarded to the top 3 transcribers! Get your Citizen Science on and help with this important project!
Important Collectors of the PAC Herbarium
Thursday, November 12, 7 to 8 pm
The PAC collection spans over 150 years and has many historic specimens. Several important early botanists have contributed specimens or entire collections to our herbarium. Learn about these famous figures, their plant specialties, and see some of their specimens.
Winterberries of Pennsylvania
Learn about the woody plants with colorful berries that grace our forests during winter. These native species provide sustenance for many mammals and birds during the long cold months of the season as well as are a delight for the discerning eye in a world turned white.
Please register by sending an email to Curator Sarah Chamberlain (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating which workshop(s) you’d like to attend. Once registered, you’ll receive additional information and a Zoom link (if applicable).
Be A Volunteer Transcripter for the PAC Herbarium
The PAC is imaging, transcribing, and georeferencing it’s entire Mid-Atlantic collection as part of the Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Project. To augment our efforts, we are inviting faculty, staff, students and the interested community to participate in transcribing herbarium labels from our imaged specimens.
If you’d like to be a volunteer transcriber, please watch the following training video. It will walk you through the process of setting up an account and get you on your way!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesistate to contact Sarah Chamberlain, Curator at email@example.com.
We appreciate your help!