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Hamilton Fellow Lecture Series: The Importance of Ethnobotany

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

For thousands of years, humans have been invested in learning about the uses of plants.

The Importance of Ethnobotany

Thursday, May 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Presented by Jacob Summers, Hamilton Educational Fellow, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

For thousands of years, humans have been invested in learning about the uses of plants. Much of what we use in our daily life comes from plants: clothing, food, medicine, rubber, dyes, and the list goes on. However, today we live in a society where there is often a disconnect between the plants themselves and the products that they are used to manufacture. Ethnobotany is the study of the classification, use, and management of plants by people. Join Jacob Summers as he connects the dots between plants and people, and explains why conservation and community development is vital to maintaining diversity and natural resources.

The Hamilton Fellow Lecture Series is a series of talks given by the current Hamilton Educational Fellows. The Fellowship provides an immersive educational experience in the unparalleled setting of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Fellows will acquire specialized skills and practical knowledge that will benefit them in pursuit of a career in the fields of horticulture, botany, biology, or environmental resource management.

Lecture will be held virtually. A link and viewing instructions will be emailed after your registration is complete.

Free of charge; registration is required.

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May 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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