About the Museum

Welcome to the Evergreen Natural History Museum

The mission of the Evergreen Natural History Museum is to be an accessible educational and research environment for students and faculty of the Evergreen State College while developing and preserving the collection of museum specimens for future generations.

Our dry collections contain 8,163 insect specimens, 1,300 mammal specimens, 1,907 bird specimens, 245 specimens in the skull and bone collection, shells, nests and an egg collection. The fluids collection contains 439 specimens ranging from marine invertebrates, to arthropods, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Our herbarium houses 3,066 plant specimens, over 400 lichen specimens, and 457 fungi specimens. The herbarium also contains algae specimens, moss specimens, and botanical teaching collections.

Visit the Museum

The Museum is located in Lab 1 Room 1060 and is open to the public on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 and by appointment on Fridays. If you are interested in volunteering or want a tour of the facilities, please drop by during our open hours or contact a museum fellow.

Program Support

We provide zoological and botanical specimens and other Museum resources to enrich academic programs and natural history curriculum at Evergreen. Please contact the Museum Staff for details on how to gain access to program and individual contract support resources.

Museum Staff

Director: Frederica Bowcutt, Ph.D.
Collections Manager: Lalita Calabria, Ph.D.

Assistant Collections Manager:

Ben Alexandrowicz (2017-2018)
Saff Killingsworth (2015-2017)
Albert McConnathy (2017-2019)

Natural History Fellows:

Molly Hukari & Utah Newman (2006-2007)
Heron Brae, Brittany Broyles, Thomas Mohagen & Luke Painter (2007-2008)
Heron Brae & Max Whetstine (2008-2009)
Brendon Boudinot & Max Whetstine (2009-2010)
Brendon Boudinot & Jesse Vooz (2010-2011)
Brendon Boudinot, Teresa Skiba, Teal Waterstrat & Wesley Bowens (2011-2012)
Christmas Rounds, Lisa Hintz, Loren Klyne, Mollie Steel & Saff Smith (2013-2014)
Lisa Hintz, Loren Klyne & Rachelle Tews (2014-2015)
Rachelle Tews & Kate Peterson (2015-2016)
Kate Petersen, Allan Davis, & Sam Mejia (2016 – 2017)
Allan Davis, Sam Mejia & Albert McConnathy (2017 – 2018)
Griffin Hart & Albert McConnathy (2018-2019)
Ian Pollitt & Pallas Mabus (2019 – )

Senior Fellow: 

Griffin E. Hart (2018 – )