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Ways to support the C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection


In 2020 the Triplehorn Insect Collection turned 86! That's a whole lot of history!  From our beginnings with Herbert Osborn, and thanks to the dedication of Dorothy and Josef Knull, Dwight DeLong, and Charles Triplehorn among many others, we went on to become one of the largest university insect collections in the country, an active research and education facility focused on insect taxonomy and systematics, and a valued resource to scientists in the USA and abroad. Our talented and dedicated staff are constantly looking for ways to improve the collection and to engage with the public.

The Collection relies in part on competitive grants, but most funds for its curatorial, education, and outreach activities come from tax deductible donations from people like you.

Other ways to get involved, learn about insects, and help the collection fulfill its mission include:

  • volunteering to help with curation and outreach events
  • applying for a curatorial or a research internship 
  • contributing to our community science events
  • making a specimen donation

We thank you for your interest and we greatly appreciate your support!

Please contact us for more information on ways to support the collection.