Gabis Arboretum - Living Plant Collections Record-Keeping Intern

Updated: 37 minutes ago
Location: Valparaiso, INDIANA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is home to thousands of plants, some rare and endangered, that need to be identified and recorded. These functions are crucial in supporting the arboretum’s mission of environmental education. Once plants are identified and recorded, each plant is properly labeled so that it can be shared with the public. The intern will gain experience in core areas of plant records management through experiential learning and self-guided project work. This internship is unpaid and the schedule is very flexible.

The intern will be assigned, based on their preference, to one or more areas of the arboretum and asked to:

  • Identify plants and assess plant health using resources such as plant guides, internet searches, databases from other arboreta, books, etc.
  • Utilize living collections management software (BG-Base) to record plant information.

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