ETMNH labs perform two primary functions. The first is to process and prepare scientific specimens for analysis and curation. This work is especially important for preparing paleontological and zoological specimens for curation and research. The second purpose of our labs is to perform specialized analyses on the specimens themselves. The ETMNH maintains off-site labs at the ETSU Valleybrook campus supporting research in paleoecology and geochronology. All ETMNH labs serve as a training ground for students and researchers to develop skills in scientific methods.