Loading Events

Tiana Franklin Rehman, Director of BRIT Herbarium, North Central Chapter Meeting

February 1 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

The History, Art, and Science of Herbaria

At the heart of botanical science you can find a herbarium: a scientific collection of preserved plants that documents knowledge about plant life on Earth. In this lecture, you should expect to better understand how botanical specimens are collected from around the world, how they are preserved (since the 1500s!), and how they are an essential part of naming and understanding our world flora. You’ll learn what value herbarium specimens represent to science, and hopefully gain an appreciation for the way art, history, and science manifest in these tangible objects that curators preserve for generations to come.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Rose Room

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

6:15 Socializing and snacks

6:30 Business meeting and announcements

The presentation will follow our business meeting.

This meeting is hybrid; in person with a virtual Zoom option.

Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.