March 14 - 25, 2017

Event Details

Saving Georgia’s Wild Orchids
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Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Location:
Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta GA 30309)
Presenting Partner(s):
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
Topic(s):
  • Life Sciences
  • Nature & Environment
Admission:
Free (Advanced registration required)

The southeastern United States is home to more than 100 orchid species. These fascinating plants are vital to healthy ecosystems, not just in rural and wild regions, but even in urban areas. Many native orchid species are on the decline due to habitat loss and illegal poaching, and so the Atlanta Botanical Garden has led a robust orchid conservation movement across the Southeast for more than a decade. Join Conservation Horticulture Manager Matt Richards as he takes an in-depth look at Georgia’s native orchids, their relationship with pollinators, and the conservation efforts to protect orchids throughout the entire Southeast.
This event is designed for middle school children and would make a great field trip. Contact us to register! We will repeat this event in the evening for an adult audience.
Pre-register by emailing the Registrar or calling at 404-876-5859 extension 2556.

Photo credit: Brad Wilson

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