The Wisconsin State Herbarium is the 3rd largest public university herbarium in the USA. As such, we are dedicated to student education. Graduate student requests account for 28% of our outgoing specimen loan activity, and herbarium staff directly supervise PhD, MS, and BS students at UWMadison and beyond.
In 2012 WIS handed out more than 100 mini-plant presses to younger students in the greater Madison area. Did you take home a mini-plant press? If so, we’d love to hear from you . . . what have you collected?
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