The Herbarium: Intern vs. Polygonaceae

Prologue: My internship is counted for credit with Chatham, so I have to do some sort of check-in with an advisor at my university.  I chose my academic advisor, Dr. J, because she is very cool and she is a botanist.  I write a weekly e-mail to her and usually limit my word count--I'm sure... Continue Reading →

The Herbarium: Hidden Science at the Museum

I stood in the main foyer of the museum staring out into a courtyard where some smart-looking people sat drinking coffees and having a chat.  I was waiting for Bonnie Isaac, the herbarium collection manager at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  I was anxious to start my internship in the Botany Section, though I really... Continue Reading →

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