RE: NANFA-- position on educational collecting (was Carillio in t

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 16:05:24 -0500

>>Real quick... because I have to leave... I just want to comment on finding
new name other than collecting. I always thought this term opened a can of
worms with DNR folf, and animal rights activists. How about "Harvesting"...
"picking"... "selecting"...."gathering" These words, however would
probably demand a specific explanation, and somehow it all goes back to
collecting! HA! :-) Suggestions????...<<

"Sampling" has good connotations. It suggests taking a small part of a
larger whole, without directly implying possession or destruction. It also
suggests an activity that is methodical and scientific.

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