- Teens (age 13-18)
- Life Sciences
- Nature & Environment
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 adults, but is repeated during the day for a middle school audience. Mention the lecture at the front desk for free admission.
Photo credit: Brad Wilson