Monday, August 26, 2013
Supported by a grant from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Mrs. Tracy Commock (Director of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica - Institute of Jamaica) is conducting research on the systematics of the Jamaican endemic genus Dendrocousinia (Euphorbiaceae) between August 25 and September 15. Mrs. Tracy Commock is the Principal Investigator of this project. The research is being performed in the FIU-Fairchild Molecular Systematics and the Fairchild Anatomy and Morphology laboratories. These facilities are part of the Science Village of the Garden. During her stay with us Mrs. Tracy Commock is being hosted by the Director of the Herbarium of Fairchild Dr. Brett Jestrow in collaboration with FIU-FTBG researcher Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega. Our gratitude to the Montgomery Botanical Center for providing Mrs. Tracy Commock lodging at its guest house. Images: top, Mrs. Tracy Commock and Mr. Michael Hass performing molecular research; bottom, cross section of leave of D. fasciculata obtained in the anatomy laboratory during this research visit.
Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café.
Holiday Concert at Fairchild
Start you holidays off with a festive family concert fun for all ages! Jeff Kaye and the Fairchild holiday ensemble present an evening of seasonal favorites all performed under the stars. Delight in classic holiday melodies, sing alongs and winter classics performed by South Florida’s finest instrumentalists and vocalists! Songs to include: Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Rock of All Ages and more!
Bring your own picnic to enjoy with your whole family, pick up a premade basket from Le Basque or come early and dine at some of South Florida’s favorite food trucks!