Visit by the Orchid Curator of Beijing Botanic Garden

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Between Nov 21-23, 2014 Dr. Yu Zhang, The Orchid Curator of the Beijing Botanical Garden made a visit...

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Enhancing Research Links with the Bahamas National Trust

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two FIU faculty with formal links with Fairchild traveled to Eleuthera (the Bahamas) between November 14 and 16. Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega, Head of the FIU-FTBG Molecular Laboratory and Dr. Alejandro Barbieri from FIU-Biology made a visit to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (Bahamas National Trust) where Dr. Barbieri delivered a talk entitled...

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Plant Hunting in the Canary Islands

Friday, July 25, 2014

In July of 2014 Fairchild Herbarium Curator Dr. Brett Jestrow and FIU-Fairchild Faculty Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega travelled to the Canary Islands to collect plant material for the Garden living collections and herbarium. The trip also aimed to develop links with one of the most venerable botanic gardens of Spain: The Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava on Tenerife. This botanic garden...

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FIU-Fairchild Faculty Delivers Plant Identification Workshop in Elementary School of the Canary Islands

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Invited by teacher Mrs. Ana de la Cruz Perez (see top image, below), our FIU-Fairchild faculty Prof. Javier Francisco-Ortega delivered a plant identification workshop at the CEIP Rafael Gavi o del Bosque Elementary Schoool (at Mar a Jimenez, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands) on December 4th 2013. This educational activity targeted students from 1st through 6th grade and focused on Tropical plants cultivated in the school garden (see middle image, below). During...

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