About this event
Plant Science Conversations break down cutting-edge plant science during casual conversations with fascinating researchers. This month, join Dr. Emily Warschefsky in conversation with USBG Deputy Executive Director Susan Pell. They'll discuss Dr. Warschefsky's search for mango relatives, the diversity of North American natives like pawpaws and pecans, and why understanding plant diversity is key to crop conservation.
Intended Audience: All-Levels. Suitable for all learners, this program will provide a variety of content. Program providers will answer both introductory and more advanced questions.
This program is supported by the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden. If you're interested in supporting educational programs through a donation to the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden, click here.
Dr. Emily Warschefsky is an Associate Scientist and the Alice Brown Curator at the William L. Brown Center for Ethnobotany at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Her research is focused on crop evolution and domestication, with an emphasis on woody perennial species, and the conservation and use of crop wild relatives.
A botanist and educator, Susan has traveled the world collecting plants for scientific study. At the USBG, she is responsible for science, education, communication, interpretation, visitor services, and special events. Using her expertise, Susan shows people the awesomeness of plants every day.
Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.
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