[PAST EVENT] William & Mary Grows Green

April 20, 2019
10am - 4pm
Location not specified
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  • Open to the public
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On Saturday April 20, William & Mary kicks off a project supported by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation to promote ecosystem health and awareness. Join us as we launch floating wetlands, plant deer resistant gardens, showcase woody plant diversity, and display pollination and ecosystem restoration exhibits in the Integrated Science Center. Bring the whole family, wear your walking shoes and make an Earth Day of it.

10:00 am -10:45 am. Take a tree walk with Professor Emeritus and plant ecologist Dr. Stewart Ware. Meet on the East end of the Wren Building in the courtyard. This tour will take you through a section of high woody plant diversity on campus and highlight the history, lore and biology of interesting campus trees including a living fossil and coastal redwoods. The tour will end in the heart of campus at Crim Dell near our new rain gardens.

11:00 am -1:00 pm. Come explore the planting of a floating wetland at Crim Dell with the Director of the Keck Environmental Field Laboratory, Dr. Randy Chambers. Randy will be on hand to answer all of your questions about rain gardens, floating wetlands and more.

11:30 am -1:30 pm.  We will be augmenting the west entrance to the Wildflower Refuge (across from Swem Library parking) with a deer resistant native plant garden! Come see our plant choices and chat with Dr. Martha Case, Associate Professor of Biology Conservator of Botanical Collections, about gardening around deer.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Take a trip up to the William & Mary greenhouse in the newly renovated Integrated Science Center. See an exhibit on the wonders of pollination (K-12 and adults alike), brought to you by William & Mary’s Pollination Ecology senior seminar class.  Our greenhouse manager, Patricia White-Jackson, will be there to answer questions about the exhibit and all your questions about tropical house plants.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Stop by the Atrium in the Integrated Science Center and browse a poster session brought to you by students in Aquatic Ecology (Instructor: Dr. Randy Chambers) and Restoration Ecology (Instructor Dr. Doug DeBerry). Learn about student watershed research and ecosystem restoration.


Dr. Martha Case, Conservator of Botanical Collections [[w|macase]]