Education & Outreach

  • botanical ephemera



The Hodgdon Herbarium welcomes UNH instructors and students to use the teaching collection, scientific collection, and plant collection equipment to enhance their courses. UNH Courses regularily using the resources at the Hodgdon Herbarium include:

  • BIOL 408: Plants and Civilization
  • BIOL 409: The Green Life 
  • BIOL 412: Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ecology
  • BIOL 566: Systematic Botany
  • BIOL 601: Biology and Ecology of Plants 
  • MEFB 625: Introduction to Marine Botany

Please contact Collections Manager Erin Sigel ( to arrange for your course to tour the Hodgdon Herbarium, view the specimens, borrow plant presses, or use the plant drier. 


plant presses

The Hodgdon Herbarium's outreach program is being developed.

Are you interest in hosting a botany-related talk by a herbarium staff member? 

Would you like to develop a botanical program for you grade-school class or other organization?

Inquire with Collections Manager Erin Sigel (

Volunteer Opportunities

mounting specimens

Are you interested in volunteering at the Hodgdon Herbarium? We accept volunteers with and without previous experience working in herbaria and other natural history collections. Activities that volunteers participate in include:

  • Identifying specimens
  • Mounting and repairing specimens
  • Filing specimens in cabinets
  • Digital imaging and databasing of specimen records


In the Media

plant presses

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