Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Tropical Travels: Studying, Working, and Interning in Paradise"
Amanda Wilkins, NC State University Horticulture Student and Former JCRA Intern

  • Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Amanda, a senior in horticultural science, is back from a six-month tropical experience to tell us about what she heard and saw as she braved the rainforests of Costa Rica, carted orchids at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and tackled the switchback trails of Hawai'i. You'll meet some new plants, some old favorites, and a few truths about them (Who knew a Schefflera could get that big?). What is a "tico" and why don't native Hawaiians eat pineapple? You'll have to come to find out. E komo mai.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.