Teach New Concepts
The Biodiversity Services Facility (BSF) in the Section of Invertebrate
Zoology (IZ) at Carnegie Museum of Natural History is an example of how
traditional museum research groups can perform services for the government
and scientific community, while still upholding the mission of the museum.
I worked with the scientists in the section to develop a visual model of the facility.
It illustrates the symbiotic relationship between using the section’s resources to
provide insect identification services, and in turn how those same resources are
strengthened as a result of the service performed.
The BSF diagram is a handy discussion tool the scientists use in a variety of forums
to explain what they do, and publicize their services.