Saving Our Seeds Kick-off Lecture and Exhibit Reception - Seeds: Travelers through Time and Space
with Amanda Faucette, NCBG Conservation Botanist
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Despite their lack of self-locomotion, plants and their seeds are some of the best travelers in the world. In this talk, learn how seeds gallivant around the globe and beyond via flying, floating, and hitchhiking. Find out how the cottonseed sailed to the Americas millions of years before Christopher Columbus and marvel at a dormant date palm seed’s ability to “travel through time”. Following the presentation, join us for the exhibit reception
Free; preregistration required.
About the presenter:
Amanda is from Castalia, NC. She served five years in the U.S. Navy as a Quartermaster First Class based out of Sasebo, Japan. She earned her M.S. in Plant Biology from NC State University and authored the Vascular Flora of Buxton Woods. Amanda is currently the Conservation Botanist at NCBG.