Thin portable aquarium and take it down to the shore and find your own, then put them back alive?
On 9/13/15 12:07 AM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
> I doubt very much that the CA Academy of Sciences would loan anything out - same for any museum (for
> any number of reasons). However, the student could make arrangements to bring his equipment with him
> and photograph specimens at the museum, assuming the museum would agree to this. The museum will
> want to know what the images are being used for. A letter from the student’s teacher, with contact
> info, would also be helpful (You don’t say how old the student is).
> I photographed specimens in various museums when I was a grad student (as reference for drawings).
> Be aware one should make arrangements well in advance.
> The only other thing I can think of is if the CA Academy of Sciences has something like we have in
> DC - The Naturalist’s Center, which are collections for use specifically by the public. However, to
> my knowledge, they do not loan out specimens. But you can go there and draw, photograph, etc.
> Buying specimens would be expensive.
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