Lecture: Hawaii: A Botanical Paradise in the Middle of the Sea

Event Date: 
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Todd Brethauer, USBG Science Education Volunteer
In celebration of Kamehameha Day, the USBG offers an informative lecture on the evolutionary forces that shaped Hawaii's unique native plant communities. Highlights include how the arrival of humans and their animal companions changed the botanical landscape, and how the early Hawaiians used the plants to meet their food, fiber, shelter, tool, religious, and medicinal needs. The lecture highlights the important work of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Lyon Arboretum of the University of Hawaii in conserving the islands unique plant life and ethnobotanical heritage.

DATE: Saturday, June 3
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required