|These are students in our Biology for Majors Laboratory,
located in room 310 of Amstuz Hall. They are looking at prepared
plant tissue slides in order to familiarize themselves with the
different stages of cell division.
|This is the General Biology Laboratory, located
in room 316 of the Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center. Dr. Jeff
Thompson is teaching his Biology of the Human Organism students
about muscle contraction.
|Right outside of Fitzgibbons Center rooms 320
and 321 is our friend Andrea. Andrea is a museum-quality anteater
specimen prepared by a taxidermist. As far as it can be determined,
Hudson Valley is the only campus in the United States lucky enough
to have such a display. Most anteaters live in savannas and swampy
areas of Central and South America. Andrea often is mistaken for
an aardvark. Anteaters do not have teeth, are nocturnal, have
a prehensile tail, live in trees and usually have a cream and black
coat. Aardvarks live in Africa, have teeth, live on the ground
and usually have a solid brown coat. Mr. Harold Fox gave Andrea
to Hudson Valley in April 1973. At that time, Mr. Fox owned
Fox's Petting Zoo in West Sand Lake, NY, Andrea's residence before
The study area at the end of the third floor laboratory
area provides a nice space to relax with a beautiful view of
the Hudson Valley.
|This display case on the third floor of the Fitzgibbons
Center includes fossil records of different species as well
as a wood turtle research project and various vertebrate zoology
|The Technical Services Department
is located on the third floor of the Fitzgibbons Center (FTZ 337).
Tech Services provides the technicians who prep the laboratories
for the biology department. At the window below, biology students
can sign out molecular model kits for lab, and chemistry glassware
as well! You will need a sign out-slip and your Hudson Valley
Community College ID to sign out materials. They also sign out lockers
for any place on campus.