Move of the collections to Alameda is nearing completion
The ASU-SoLS Natural History Collections are close to completing a “once in 50 years” move to the newly renovated Alameda space. Parts of the collections started moving as early as December, 2013. Except for the invertebrates (specifically, the Hasbrouck Insect Collection and the rediscovered Roworth Shell Collection), most collections have now moved physically and people, cabinets, and other resources are starting to get settled in and reactivated. Shared spaces for outreach, teaching, collections research, and informatics are taking shape. We are nearly doubling our square footage and at the same time unifying physically and conceptually. See the latest photos here.
An official opening of the space and collections is tentatively scheduled for the beginning of the Fall semester, but our occupancy and activities will commence much sooner. A first invertebrate zoology course will be offered at Alameda during the summer.