Open House: Angelo State Natural History Collections
ASU’s Department of Biology will host its annual Open House for the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Room 100 of the Cavness Science Building, 2460 Dena Drive.
The Open House will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is open free to the public. Activities will include:
- 5:30 p.m. – Nature and natural history activities for kids; Free refreshments
- 6 p.m. – Speaker presentation, Dianna M. Krejsa, ASNHC collections manager
“Why Our Museums Matter: Plight and promise of natural history collections in the 21st Century”
- 6:45-8 p.m. – ASNHC tours
Collections manager since August 2017, Krejsa oversees all five divisions of the ASNHC. She holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico, where she studied mammals and mammalian genetics and worked at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.
The ASNHC contains more than 150,000 specimens of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and plants from the Concho Valley, other regions of Texas, many other states, Mexico, Africa, Asia, Australia and even the Galápagos Islands. The collections aid student and faculty research projects, are used as teaching tools, and have been viewed by thousands of K-12 students through special guided tours.