OSMT Meeting, Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Lawerence Zettler
Topic: “Orchid Conservation in North America: from South Florida to Hawaii”
Time: 7:00 pm (refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Join us for the June OSMT meeting with a presentation by Dr. Lawerence Zettler on “Orchid Conservation in North America: from South Florida to Hawaii.” Dr. Zettler is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Orchid Recovery Program at Illinois College.
“The Mission of the Orchid Recovery Program at Illinois College is to integrate undergraduate student learning with the conservation of North America’s rarest native orchids. The Program seeks to instill in its students an appreciation for our planet’s natural resources, and provide the basic tools for lifelong learning, stewardship, and service.” – Orchid Recovery Program Mission Statement
Dr. Zettler most recently returned from Madagascar working with the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on studying orchid mycorrhizal fungi. The research is critical in Orchid and habitat conservation in Madagascar.
See the Kew blog for more information: http://www.kew.org/discover/blogs/kew-science/conserving-madagascar%E2%80%99s-orchids
For a more information about Dr. Zettler and the Orchid Recovery Program see the links below: