Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Learn about Florida’s native tillandsias and their adaptations to grow in trees. Through a biology lesson and walking tour at Fairchild you will be able to identify these endangered plants and better understand how they grow in such extreme environments.
To highlight the unusual form and structure of tillandsias, participants will learn how to mount and display these cultivated plants onto branches, cork, or driftwood for their home. Mounting materials and a selection of tillandsias will be provided with course registration fee.
Dr. Brian Sidoti is part of the Fairchild Challenge team that brings plant research into classrooms throughout South Florida. He has more than 18 years of experience working in botanical gardens and museum settings. Brian received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied the evolutionary history and conservation genetics of the Caribbean Basin Cardinal Airplant. Brian also has his M.S. in Biology through Florida International University and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s graduate program.
Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine.