Thursday, October 28, 2010

Visit by OIS students

ORI's Natural Collections facility and the Library hosted a visit today by students from the Okavango International School. The 22 form 1 (Environmental class) students and their two teachers came to see how plant specimens are collected, preserved and organized in the Pete Smith Herbarium. Furthermore, they were given an outline of the Herbarium objectives, the meaning of herbarium and how it can be best used. In the Library, they were taken through the entire collection and the digitisation work done on the legacy collections were of particular interest to them, especially the Pete Smith map images which have information of specimens on the Delta, found at the Herbarium. In addition, they had a keen interest on the digitization process of Dr. Heinz's colour slides of bushman life.

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