Canceled: Preserving Plant Diversity

Date: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

A collection of pressed flowers on brown craft paper.

This program is canceled.
Instructor:
Andrea Appleton, Harvard PhD candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Join us for an exploration of plant diversity and an introduction to methods of plant preservation. Using plant cuttings brought from home, we will carefully observe and compare morphological characteristics, discuss why they may have been favored over evolutionary time, and learn how to press specimens for scientific study. Following the workshop, we will tour the Harvard University Herbaria, where we will learn about the importance of preserved specimens and see how scientists use them for scientific research.
 
$54 members / $60 nonmembers