January 23 - The Wild World of Ferns: Botany Spotlight (Online)

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SKU: 2021AE01-23WWF

How many wild ferns grow near you? Where can you find them? What do they look like? And what are the best months to go fern-hunting in the DFW metroplex? These are questions that Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist and Fern Curator of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, will answer during this ferntastic virtual class where we will take a closer look at some of the amazing native ferns that grow in our area.

Saturday, January 23 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 21)
Location: Zoom online class; you will receive an email the day prior to class with the Zoom class code and password.
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Alejandra Vasco, PhD is a Research Botanist at BRIT. Her research interests are taxonomy and systematics of ferns, the genetic networks controlling leaf development in ferns, and the comparative morpho-anatomy of leaves in ferns. She leads the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes Program at BRIT, where she has worked since 2017. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from the University of Antioquia, in her native Colombia, and her PhD in Botany in the joint program between the City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden.

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