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Become a Volunteer at the C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection

 

No matter how hard our staff works, there's always so much more to be done in the Collection. Our 4 million specimens need to be curated, photographed, and databased, new specimens are regularly being added.  

Educational and outreach activities keep us busy year round. Our guided tours program has become a popular option for local schools, family and professional groups, among others. Preparations for the Annual Museum Open House, which attracts over 3,000 visitors on a 6 hour period, start months before the event day. Our volunteers help us achieve our curatorial goals and are critical component of our outreach activities.

One does not need to be a professional Entomologist in order to become a volunteer in an insect collection. Training is provided and most people learn the basics of how to safely handle dry insect specimens relatively easily. Members of our local community, active professionals and retirees from various walks of live, and many students, give their time and expertise in support of the collection. The curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication that drives them are invaluable to us. 

Our volunteers make the Collection the vibrant and special place that it is.


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