Herbarium Specimen Mounter

Serving a critical role in our mission, Clifton Smith Herbarium specimen mounters transform pressed and dried plants collected by our botanists into invaluable museum specimens that will last hundreds of years. With equal parts creativity and logic, this process involves arranging and gluing pressed specimens to archival paper along with prepared archival labels containing detailed information about the specimen, including personal observations by the scientists themselves.

No previous experience or knowledge of plants is required, although we promise that you’ll learn about plants as you go.

NOTE: As of April 2024, the Garden has put a temporary hold on accepting new volunteers. We will be relaunching our program in the fall so please join our newsletter or follow us on social to stay connected.