On Friday April 19, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, the SDSU Biodiversity Museum hosted a tour of our collections. The tour began in Life Sciences South, room 269 (classroom), where numerous vertebrate specimens were laid out. It then continued into the adjacent herbarium (LS 265A), genomics lab (LS 265), and ended up in the terrestrial arthropod room (LS 267). Up to 200 students in Biology 201L came through to learn about our bird, mammal, plant, terrestrial athropod, and reptile & amphibian collections. We considered this a huge success, to get students and the SDSU community aware of the value of our bioloogical collections. We hope to do this every semester.

Visitors at Darwin Day, observing mammal and bird specimens from the SDSU Biodiversity Museum.
Visitors at Darwin Day, observing terrestrial arthropod specimens from the SDSU Biodiversity Museum.