The Art and Science of Growing Ferns

19jun4:00 pm6:00 pmThe Art and Science of Growing Ferns

Event Details

Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Fairchild’s Conservation Program Manager Jennifer Possley for a two-hour immersion in the world of ferns. Combining biology lessons, horticulture, and a nature walk, this class will begin with a presentation on the biology of ferns and an introduction to the native ferns of South Florida.  After all, Miami-Dade County is the #1 fern diversity hotspot in the continental US.

After the lecture, students will observe spore prints in the classroom (smartphone cameras are a must to capture these amazing patterns), and each student will be provided with a spore germination container to add the species of his/her choice and bring home.  The final half-hour of the class will include a leisurely stroll around Fairchild to view some ferns in the garden, review fern biology, and hunt for elusive fern gametophytes.

Ticket Rates
Members $30
Non-members $40


Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine.

Instructor Bio:  Jennifer Possley, South Florida Conservation Program Manager, holds degrees from the University of South Florida,  University of Florida, M.S., Agronomy and a BA in Biology from Kalamazoo College. Her fields of interest include mapping and monitoring the rare flora of Miami-Dade County, invasive plant ecology & management and ferns of South Florida and the Caribbean. She has multiple scientific publications.

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