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ONLINE Smithsonian - Make Your Own Plant Press

  • May 30, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Zoom, National Museum of Natural History
Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - Make Your Own Plant Press

The exploration of natural history doesn't have to just happen at the museum - it can happen in your home too! Join the staff of The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections.

During this FREE program, Erika Gardner from the museum’s Botany Department will show us how to create a plant press, a tool for preserving flowers, leaves and plants that you may collect while in your yard or out in your neighborhood. We’ll also talk about best practices when pressing plants, and why preserved plant collections are important to science.

How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join:

For more details and registration, please click here. Check out their calendar for future similar events. 

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