Fort Hays State University (Sternberg Museum of Natural History)

Log Number: MA-251778-OMS-22

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History will stabilize and rehouse its collection of Miocene-aged vertebrate fossils that document the evolution of grasslands across the Great Plains. Museum staff will assess and inventory the collection, stabilizing fragile specimens and rehousing the collections as needed. A graduate student assistant and two undergraduate student employees will aid staff in digitization and data management. Staff and students will attend a professional conference to share project progress. The project will result in increased access to specimens and data for researchers as well as for the public through educational programming, an online exhibit, and online data publication.