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Cal Day

The MVZ holds an annual open house in conjunction with UC Berkeley's Cal Day, with special displays that highlight the collections and diversity of vertebrates. Visitors get a chance to see and handle a variety of live animals, including snakes, and to chat with faculty, staff, and students about research or classes on biology and natural history at UC Berkeley. This is the only day of the year that the Museum is open to the public. Click here for recent Cal Day pictures from the MVZ.

Berkeley Natural History Museums Calender
The Berkeley Natural History Museums host a number of public events on campus. To see what's happening, check out the BNHM calender of events.

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 Aug 19, 2015  
Undergraduate Opportunities in the MVZ – APPLY NOW!
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) for Volunteer and For-Credit Positions

Gain hands-on experience in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! There's something for everyone (including starter positions with no experience necessary). Highlights include apprentice positions in Curatorial/Collections, Prep Lab, GIS/Informatics, Communication/Outreach, and in faculty led research labs.

>>Click here to find out more about Undergraduate Opportunities at the MVZ

To Apply:

DEADLINES EXTENDED for the following projects

Apply for these positions by Friday, Sept 11 at 3:00pm

 Aug 03, 2015  
UC Berkeley News:
"Scientists urge ban on salamander imports to fend off new fungus"

A moratorium on US salamander imports may be the best defense against the deadly salamander chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), which is poised to devastate North American amphibian biodiversity. Yet, the US Fish & Wildlife Service has not acted to ban imports of salamanders to the US, pending more studies of this recently discovered pathogen. A growing chorus of advocates for a temporary ban includes a new Science Policy Forum report (Yap et al 2015), which presents a salamander vulnerability model showing the regions most at stake.

MVZ authors of the new Science paper include Tiffany Yap (MVZ visiting graduate student), Michelle Koo (MVZ Staff Curator), David Wake (MVZ Faculty Curator, Professor Emeritus), and Vance Vredenburg (MVZ Affiliated Researcher).

Photo by Tiffany Yap