The George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN)


Volunteer Work - The Herbarium welcomes applications to volunteer in many aspects of Herbarium tasks such as mounting, database entry, label production and Herbarium specific projects.

Work Study Students - The University of Connecticut assigns a certain number of students to each Department.

Graduate Assistantships - Assists with herbarium management tasks.

Opportunities exist for graduate, undergraduate and work study students.
Typical tasks include entering specimen data, mounting and labeling specimens, processing loans, scanning specimens for our on-line database. Working in the herbarium provides excellent experience in plant identification, nomenclature, using complex relational databases and high tech imaging equipment. These are invaluable tools for a career in biology and the required knowledge for many positions in plant taxonomy and systematics.

Director: Dr. Don Les
Collections Manager: Dr. Sarah Taylor