The mission of the Towson University Biodiversity Center is the acquisition, preservation and study of natural history collections by faculty, staff and students of Towson University, the wider scientific community and the general public. This mission includes these goals:

  • Provide access to specimen data and images of plants and animals
  • Preserve specimens for observation, research, and teaching
  • Identify and characterized specimens for the broader community
  • Lead workshops to demonstrate procedures used in collections
  • Outreach to neighboring institutions in a network of collections and the broader community to provide loans and receive loans for scholarly work.