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Biogeography class trip to the Museum für Naturkunde

After the final exam of the semester the Biogeography class had the opportunity to learn about research and conservation in action with a back-stage tour of the Museum für Naturkunde. Students had the chance to see the some of the 30 million objects in the Museum’s collection along with learning about behind the scenes cataloging and research techniques including amphibian studies in Western Africa and microscopic digitalization of specimens.

 

The Biogeography class is typically offered in the winter semester. Following are some photos about the class trip to the Museum für Naturkunde.

 

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Students learn about the research carried out at the Museum

 

A closer look at the wet collection 

 

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Behind the scenes glimpse at the digitalisation of specimens 

 

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Exploring the impressive mammal archives 

 

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Biogeography Class of 2013 with Hippo