Rattlesnake Master LLC also offers professional development for field and lab staff. I can work with your team to cover critical knowledge gaps and field and lab manuals and protocols, help develop best practices in sampling strategies, sample acquisition, and recordation, post-field processing and flotation, as well as handling, curation, and sample transport. I can also assist in developing public outreach programs, web content, museum exhibits, and more. Professional development and public outreach consulting contracts are per hour fee scale, contact me to discuss your project needs!

Professional Training for Field and Lab

Best Practices for Soil Sample Selection and Processing

Online or in person training on best practices for taking soil samples and processing flotation samples; learn tips and tricks for best tools and methods in taking samples, transporting flotation samples, temporary storage of unprocessed soil samples, types of flotation tanks and methods of construction, how to do bucket decanting, and more.

Best Practices in Macrobotanical Curation

Online or in person; learn how to package, store, and curate macrobotanical and other organic materials. Learn tips and tricks for temporary packing of flotation samples after processing and before analysis and more. 

Field Botany for Archaeologists

Online program for identifying and dealing with poisonous plants

Public Programs and Web Content

Edens Bluff Seed Bag

"In 1932 Dellinger’s crews excavated the Edens Bluff Shelter in Benton County, Arkansas, along the White River. Among the other interesting artifacts found at the site was a bag of seeds. This woven bag contains about a liter of seeds from a domesticated but now extinct starchy-oily seed plant called Chenopodium berlandieri subsup jonesianum (goosefoot), and smaller amounts of an unidentified Asteracae." By Lydia Rees & Elizabeth Horton

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Ancient Innovations: Rivercane Basketry from Cobb Cave

"While many are familiar with the intricate, complex rivercane basketry made by contemporary Indigenous peoples of the southeastern United States, few recognize the deep roots of this artistic tradition. Often associated with Chitimacha and Cherokee artists today, rivercane weaving was once a widespread, integral part of peoples’ lives." By Elizabeth T. Horton

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The First Farmers and Lost Crops of Arkansas

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