The PAC Herbarium offers workshops throughout the academic year. Workshops are open to all Penn State faculty, staff and the interested public. Registration is required and space is limited. All workshops are held from 6-8 pm in PAC Herbarium (10 Whitmore Building).
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the workshop you’re interested in. I’ll send you a confirmation and a reminder a few days before the workshop. All materials will be provided and refreshments served!
Please join us for one of our upcoming workshops for the Spring 2019 Semester:
Thursday, February 21: Princess pines and forest fairies: club and spikemosses of Pennsylvania
In this workshop, we’ll examine some of the oldest land plants still living today – the clubmosses and spikemosses. These diminutive and primitive plants are found throughout the Commonwealth, but are often overlooked. Fortunately, there are few genera and species, making this group easy to master in a single evening!
Thursday, March 14th: Citizen Science Night!
The PAC is looking for volunteers to help transcribe labels as part of our Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis (MAM) digitization grant. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the MAM project and then we’ll train you on entering label information from imaged specimens (which you can continue at home at your own pace). Prizes will be given to the three volunteers who transcribe the most labels in one hour! We will have limited laptops available for use, so please bring your own laptop if possible.
Thursday, April 18th: Parasitic plants of Pennsylvania:
Did you know Pennsylvania is home to a number of parasitic plant species from the common agricultural pest dodder to the more rare buffalo nut, a parasitic shrub? Come learn about parasitic plants that make our state their home and some of the studies currently ongoing at Penn State on these amazing plants!a number of parasitic plant species from the common agricultural pest, dodder, to the more rare buffalo nut, a parasitic shrub? Come learn about parasitic plants that make our state their home and some of the studies currently ongoing at Penn State on these amazingly versatile plants!
Thursday, May 23rd: Fantastic Ferns!
Back by popular demand, this workshop will focus on this odd and fascinating group of plants! Participants will learn the morphology and technical terms important to identification, as well as get experience in keying using collected specimens and herbarium sheets. Each participant will receive a pocket Fern Finder key.