Lecture: The Rainbow of Slipper and Vanilla Orchids

Event Date: 
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Todd Brethauer, USBG Science Education Volunteer
Since before Aristotle and Confucius, humans have been fascinated by orchids and in some cases have loved them to extinction. In conjunction with the Orchid Spectrum exhibit, come learn about how about Cortes, President Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Darwin played key roles in our enjoyment and understanding of orchids. Learn about the exotic slipper orchids of Asia, Europe, and the New World, and about the one orchid that we eat--vanilla!

DATE: Saturday, March 17
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required