Educational Resources


The UCLA Herbarium is interested in faculty and students using the collections and building curricula that integrate with it! We are open to collaborating and working around your learning objectives and ideas. Please contact the Curator, Dr. Anthony Baniaga ( for more information. 

Courses that use the collections include:

    • Natural History Collections in the Biological Sciences (EEB167 & EEB167L)
    • Plants & People (EE BIOL 187)
    • Take Cure or Dye: Medicinal & Color Values at the Intersection in the History of Botanical Knowledge (SOC GEN 180)
    • Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Bio-prospecting (SOC GEN 180)


The UCLA Herbarium sponsors 5-10 student volunteers to work a minimum of three hours per week per quarter. Volunteers will be required to keep a disciplined weekly schedule and communicate a small research project at the end of the term focused on an aspect of the UCLA Herbarium at their discretion. Botanical experience is a plus but not required. Botanical interest is necessary. Open to 1 unit of academic credit (SRP99). Contact Dr. Anthony Baniaga ( for more information.

The UCLA Herbarium is open to the creative collaborative use of the collections across disciplines, with a particular interest in artistic and visual applications. Please contact the Curator with inquiries.

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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