Do you love learning about plants and record keeping? This volunteer job at Mercer Botanic Gardens (MBG) involves learning about the following:
1) New plants received for the display garden and research collections
2) New seeds received for the Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants seed bank
3) New plant specimens received for the MBG Herbarium (dried plant reference collection).
Training: will be provided for application of BG-BASE; a database designed to manage information for biological collections by botanic gardens, arboreta, herbaria, zoos, universities, and similar institutions.
Duties: Volunteer Assistant Curators enter botanical information into MBG’s collections database. MBG botanists then use the data for MBG’s botanical information signs; inventories; herbarium specimen labels; and research and collaboration with local, state, national and international partners.
- Data Entry
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours weekday - morning