North Carolina Botanical Garden


UNC Herbarium Tour

with Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC Herbarium
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required


Join Herbarium staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the UNC Herbarium, a research collection of plants and fungi from around the world. The Herbarium curates nearly 1 million specimens of fungi, lichens, algae, mosses, vascular plants and plant fossils. We will tour the various collections and discuss how the specimens are collected and how they are used to document biodiversity, to target conservation efforts, and to understand the evolution of plant life.


 Meeting spot provided upon registration.


Registration open through 10/18/2019 11:00 AM EST

About the Speaker

Carol Ann McCormick is the Curator of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium, a department within the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  She curates the research collection of nearly 1 million specimens of fungi, lichens, mosses, algae, vascular plants and botanical fossils from around the world.  Carol Ann earned her B.A. in Biology from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  She has worked at the North Carolina Botanical Garden since 1991, and has been a member of the Herbarium staff since 2000.

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