Science Offerings & Events
June 2012 through December 2013
Enhancing understanding, advancing discovery
Since the 1890s, Garden scientists have traveled far and wide to better understand plants and fungi, their relationship to their environments, and their many uses by people around the world. Enjoy an insider’s view of this important work:
- Science Exhibitions
- Britton Science Rotunda and Gallery. Ten exhibit cases present research stories involving mushrooms, blueberries, lichens, mosses, cycads, rice, Brazil nuts, squashes, vanilla orchids, and ferns. Audiovisual components available here
- Britton Gallery Talks
- June 14-22, 2012. MOSS 2012 and The 3rd International Symposium on Molecular Systematics of Bryophytes (including the 2012 Cullman Symposium: Assembling the Tree of Life), The New York Botanical Garden. MOSS 2012 and the Bryophyte Symposium are being organized by William Buck, Amy Litt, Bernard Goffinet (University of Connecticut), and DorothyBelle Poli (Roanoke College) | Conference Home
- SAVE THE DATES: July 7–13, 2013. MONOCOTS V: 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons, The New York Botanical Garden and Fordham University. Organized by Lisa Campbell, Dennis Stevenson, Wayt Thomas, and Robert Naczi | Conference Home
- November 25-29,2012: Keynote lecture Ethnobotany and Migrations and 7-hour mini-course Ethnobotany in Urban Centers by Ina Vandebroek, at the IX SBEE: 10th Brazilian Symposium of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology – Advances for Cultural Identity, Conservation and Use of Biodiversity in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Visitor-oriented exhibitions showcasing scientific activity at the Garden highlight the beauty, science, and uses of plants and fungi.
Intimate conversations with Garden scientists about a typical day of work include behind-the-scenes tours of Science facilities. Gallery Talks Exclusive to Members.
Upcoming professional science conferences and workshops organized by the Garden: