🌿PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY SEVERAL CHAPTERS AND ORGANIZATIONS- A REGIONAL GET TOGETHER KICKING-OFF OCTOBER NATIVE PLANT MONTH 2019 ACROSS THE STATE!
🌿**** FREE EVENTBRITE TICKET REQUIRED TO GAUGE TOTAL ANTICIPATED ATTENDEES*** Please get your tickets here:
🌿This program is a NEW presentation being debuted by Dr. Craig Huegel from his new book, 'The Nature of Plants: An Introduction on How Plants Work'
🌿The LARGEST plant drawing of the year is also being planned for all attendees. A wide selection of plants will be available for eager gardeners as part of a ticket drawing system. If you have a native potted plant to share, please bring it with you!
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💯FREE Admission and Parking! CARPOOLING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED due to large turnout.
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😎 The kick-off meeting is an excellent opportunity to network and a show of camaraderie/community love for our environment!
🌿 Learn about natural Florida!
MAIN PROGRAM PRESENTATION:
Dr. Huegel is an ecologist/educator with extensive training and experience in wildlife and plant ecology, natural lands management, upland and wetland restoration, and the impacts of urbanization on natural systems. His career also has been focused on environmental education and nature interpretation. After graduation from Iowa State University, he founded the Wildlife Cooperative Extension program at the University of Kentucky and then co-founded the Urban Wildlife Cooperative Extension Program at the University of Florida. Dr. Huegel served as the Administrator of Pinellas County’s Environmental Lands Program for 12 years, has worked as an environmental consultant and now focuses his time as an Adjunct Professor at St Petersburg College and the University of Tampa, teaching in the Biology Departments.
Dr. Huegel has written six books for the public on native plants and wildlife, lectures to groups throughout Florida, operates a small wildflower nursery, Hawthorn Hill, from his home in Pasco County, and writes several popular blogs dedicated to Florida native plants.
The Relationship Between Light and Plants
Plants feed on sunlight. For more than a billion years, the relationship between the sun and photosynthetic orqanisms has been evolving and this relationship has become a very intricate. Though the miracle of photosynthesis is the first part of this relationship and the one most of us recognize, it is much deeper than this. Sunlight drives most every aspect of a plant's life history. In this lecture, Dr. Huegel will explore the many-faceted relationship plants have with sunlight.
Some helpful information/ Frequently asked questions 🌼 :
a) This event is free to the public. If you LOVE or even SUPPORT what FNPS does, please consider joining or donating- it keeps us going 🤝
b) There is no charge to enter Leu Gardens this evening. Please come between 6:30p and 7p
c) http://www.leugardens.org does promote our group. They do list our group under 'monthly meetings'.
d) Pre-registering required for anticipated headcount. Please get your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-relationship-between-light-and-plants-october-native-plant-month-kick-off-program-tickets-58128480851
e) A timeline of our meeting and program is as follows:
6:45pm Welcome and soft opening
7:00pm Meeting begins with monthly announcements
7:30pm Plant descriptions for plant drawing
8:30pm Presentation winds down/concludes
8:35pm Q&A/Discussion with audience
8:40pm Meeting and program concludes
8:45pm Departure begins
9:00pm Building closes