Online Herbarium Demo: Plant ImPRESSions Registration
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Online Herbarium Demo: Plant ImPRESSions
Registration Begins
9/15/2020 5:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/28/2020 11:55 PM
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Dr. Susan Pell, USBG Deputy Executive Director

Press your petal to the paper - join us online as we demonstrate how to create and use an herbarium press. Learn how to make your own plant press from things around your home as you discover the best ways to turn fresh-cut plants into long-lasting treasures. During this program, you’ll also learn about the fascinating history of pressed plants and how scientists are using them today to solve botanical mysteries.

If you want to work along with the instructors during the demo, please prepare the following:
Freshly collected plants or plant parts to press and dry

Materials needed for a plant press:
Stiff material for the frame (plywood, thick cardboard, wire fencing, etc.) – generally 12x18” or smaller, but can be any size

Cardboard or foam pieces
Newspaper Strap material (rope, bungee cords, ratcheting straps, etc.)

Materials needed if not using a plant press:
Paper to go around the plant (any type that won’t bleed color/ink)
Something flat and heavy to weigh down plants (books, bricks, etc.)

Please note: Registration closes at11:55 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Participants will be emailed the link to access the lecture at 12:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

DATE: Thursday, October 29
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: online
FREE: Pre-registration required

Cancellation Policy
The U.S. Botanic Garden reserves the right to substitute instructors or cancel programs when necessary.

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333