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Berkeley Natural Histsory Museums Biodiversity Informatics
Herp Group
Integrative Biology
MVZ Lunch

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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 21, 2014  
Call for Nominations
Joseph Grinnell Medal

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley solicits nominations for the Joseph Grinnell Medal. This award is given every five years to a senior scientist who exemplifies a commitment to natural history research and is making fundamental empirical and conceptual contributions to ecology and evolution. The award was established in 1983 and named after Joseph Grinnell, the founding director of the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Past recipients include George A. Bartholomew, James H. Brown, David B. Wake, Peter and Rosemary Grant, and Michael J. Ryan. Nominations should include a CV and supporting letter and should be sent to Michael Nachman, Director MVZ (, by October 1, 2014.

 Aug 19, 2014  
Undergraduate Opportunities in the MVZ
Information Session: Wednesday, August 27, 5-6pm at the MVZ (3101 VLSB)

Gain hands-on experience in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. With over 30 URAP and volunteer positions available, there's something for everyone (including starter positions with no experience necessary. Apprentice positions available in Curatorial/Collections, Prep Lab, Archives, GIS/Informatics, AmphibiaWeb, and in faculty led research labs.

Click here to view all MVZ URAPs

Attend our Information Session where you can learn more, meet project supervisors, and hear from current and recently graduated MVZ students. Please meet outside the museum doors by 5:00pm. Refreshments provided.

Click here to find out more about MVZ Undergraduate Opportunities