When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Where: The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Join us for the special February Lecture series at The Kampong!
Renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Jan Salick, Senior Curator Emerita at the Missouri Botanical Garden, has been named as the 2020 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration, awarded annually by the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Dr. Salick, only the second woman to receive the prestigious medal since it was first given in 1999, is recognized for her research studying the impacts of climate change on indigenous people, especially those in Himalayan and alpine environments. Read more about Dr. Salick’s work here: https://ntbg.org/news/dr-jan-salick-be-awarded-fairchild-medal-plant-exploration-202.
Lecture Series: 2020 David Fairchild Medal Recipient: Dr. Jan Salick, Senior Curator Emerita
Missouri Botanical Garden
Lecture Topic: Neither Man nor Nature
Dr. Salick will speak about how important women (and children) are to Botany (and Ethnobotany) and how “Nature” is dangerous concept that removes people from the equation to the detriment of our concepts of and solutions for contemporary environmental crises.
Bio: Dr. Jan Salick
Dr. Jan Salick, Senior Curator Emerita at the Missouri Botanical Garden, is a renowned ethnobotanist and educator who has conducted extensive research and fieldwork related to conservation, tropical ecology and agroecology in Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Himalayan region. Since 2000, Dr. Salick has been with the Missouri Botanical Garden, where she has taught botany, ethnobotany, ecology, and evolution. In 2000 she embarked on fieldwork in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and Yunnan Province, China, where she studies the effects of climate change on plants and indigenous people. Since 2013, Dr. Salick has expanded this research to the Wampanoag and Narragansett territories of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Additionally, Dr. Salick has served as President and Distinguished Economic Botanist of the Society of Economic Botany, as a visiting curator at the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, at the University of Oxford, and the National Museum of Natural History, Paris. In the tradition of David Fairchild, Dr. Salick is recognized as a leader and champion for advancing greater understanding of the relationships between people and plants.
The event will begin at 5:30 pm with wine and light bites. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
Admission is always complimentary for members and $10 donations are suggested for guests. This is also a great opportunity to become a Kampong member, if you are not already, and become part of the NTBG family.
You may purchase a membership by calling 305-442-7169 ext. 100 or by going to https://ntbg.org/kampong-membership
Space is limited. Please RSVP at 305-442-7169, ext. 100 or 103.
4013 South Douglas Rd
Coconut Grove , FL
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