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Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium with Eve Rickenbaker
April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 amMembers: $50.00 Non-members: $60.00
Join Eve Rickenbaker, Manager of the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, for a tour of the herbarium and learn about the collections, and how and why plants are preserved. She will show you the basics of selecting plants and the process to mount an herbarium specimen. You will mount a specimen and also be able to create your own notecards.
The Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium at the Center for Urban Horticulture collects and houses pressed plant specimens of accessioned plants in the UW Botanic Gardens, as well as specimens that reflect the research of students, staff and faculty. The Herbarium also harbors the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board’s Collection. These collections, vital to science, provide information about plants in our past and present environments. They offer a view over decades and centuries that allow scientists to study the extinction of plants, track invasive species, and even shed light on climate change. The Herbarium is a storehouse of botanical DNA from the Seattle region, the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
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