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University of Texas, Biodiversity Center, Ichthyology

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  • 55 people are interested
Herpetology room
The collections are similar to a library, but instead of books we have jars of preserved specimens. As with books, specimens contain various types of information.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the daily maintenance of the Ichthyology (fish) and Herpetology (reptiles & amphibian) Collections. We are open M-F, 9am-5pm. Please tell us why you are interested in your introductory email.

Location: The Biodiversity Collections are located on the PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS in North Austin, at the corner of Burnet and Braker. You can read about the collections here:

Labeling and shelving specimen jars, specimen preparation, counting and measuring specimens, specimen inventory, washing lab ware, restocking supplies, preparing chemical solutions, copying journal articles, sorting publications, researching articles. We can work to accommodate your interests.

Scheduling: Minimum of 4 hrs/week from M-F, 9am-5pm. You can set your own schedule within those days/times.

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About University of Texas, Biodiversity Center, Ichthyology


10100 Burnet RD, R4000, Austin, TX 78758, US

Mission Statement

Rooted in the resources and reputation of The University of Texas at Austin, the Biodiversity Center works to encourage awareness and appreciation of the biological and environmental forces as it affects your world.


The fish collection is one of the natural history collections within the University of Texas' Biodiversity Center. The collection permanently archives fish specimens from all over the world, but primarily Texas. Those specimens are available to researchers worldwide. We are located on the Pickle Research Campus in North Austin, and are not open to the general public. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the day to day maintenance of the preserved fish collection.


We'll work with your schedule.


10100 Burnet RDPickle Research CampusAustin, TX 78758




  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs/week
  • must be comfortable working with preserved animals

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