University of Wyoming Natural Science Collections Partnership
Promoting a broader understanding and appreciation for the role of natural history collections in stewardship of natural resources, through enhanced education, research and outreach at the University of Wyoming.
To ensure growth, development, and care of the many natural science collections held in public trust by the University of Wyoming. We do this by coming together to cross-promote for support of natural history collections, so that they can continue their missions to discover, document, curate, and communicate knowledge of the history of the Earth and its biota, and to make that knowledge accessible to stakeholders, including all citizens of Wyoming, regardless of location.
Ensuring the growth and future availability of collections and their supporting documentation depends on a careful, curatorial approach to their care as well as the correct use of conservation and preparation materials and techniques.
University of Wyoming Natural History Collection Partnership members support observation, and specimen-based research across the academic community both at the University of Wyoming and globally, through specimen lending programs and data inclusion in global databases like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
From physical access to digitization and databasing, our members make collections accessible for use today and into the future, building and maintaining reasearch and educational assets, and helping secure public health, national security, and agricultural stability.
Natural science collections are part of our scientific and cultural heritage and a priceless resource for research and education. We encourage you to explore this site for information about the University of Wyoming natural science collections and how our members work to maintain and advance these invaulable assets..