Teen Tuesday: Armchair Botanist

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SKU: GR09152020TTAB
Description: <br>Join Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Collections Manager, and Jason Best, Director of Biodiversity Informatics, for an interactive introduction to the Armchair Botanist program! During this free digital volunteering opportunity, students will learn about the purpose and background of the BRIT herbarium, then learn how to contribute as citizen scientists – categorizing real specimens for research and archiving. This is a two-part program with an introductory workshop in Zoom on September 15th and a follow-up in Zoom on September 29th.&nbsp;<BR><br>FREE! – Please register to receive your Zoom link and password.&nbsp;<BR>Dates: Tuesday, September 15th and Tuesday, September 29th&nbsp;<BR>Time: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM&nbsp;<BR>Registration Deadline: September 13&nbsp;<BR>Location: Online program through Zoom Meetings. Please register to receive your Zoom link and password.
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About the Instructors: Tiana Rehman (née Franklin) joined the BRIT staff in 2003 as Herbarium Collections Assistant, having previously volunteered with the BRIT Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program. Tiana has been the Collections Manager of the BRIT herbarium since 2009, and as such facilitates the care, usage and growth of the plant collection housed in the BRIT herbarium, as well as its interpretation for the public. Tiana’s interests in collections management include the task of keeping the myriad physical and virtual data elements that contribute to project-based research both current and accessible.

Tiana’s M.S. in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University was earned while working at BRIT, and her thesis addressed the diversity and small-scale distribution of members of the Myristicaceae (nutmeg family of plants) at the Los Amigos Biological Station in Madre de Dios, Peru. She continues to be an active field botanist and has contributed specimens to local (Texas) and international (Peru, Costa Rica, Jamaica) floristics projects. Additionally, Tiana has interests in photography, microscopy and biodiversity informatics (e.g. Atrium Biodiversity Information System, Apiary Project).

Jason Best develops enabling technologies and processes to streamline the research activities at BRIT and manages general IT infrastructure. He received his B.A. in Mass Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, then began his career as a graphic artist and designer for print and web but eventually focused on software interface and interaction design. He left the technology sector for a while and began his B.S. degree in Biology and now enjoys the best of both worlds by managing various IT projects, including Atrium and Apiary.

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