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Seeds: From Helicopters to Hitchhikers

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

Seeds: From Helicopters to Hitchhikers
Sunday, January 22, 10:00-11:00AM
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
$15, Registration required

Get cozy in our Garden classroom as we explore the wondrous and diverse designs of seeds and their enclosures. Learn how plants make seeds and see an amazing array of seed pods and fruits that aid in their seed dispersal, from papery 'helicopter' wings to natural velcro for 'hitchhiking'. Amaze at their structures under microscopes and open some seeds to find the sleeping baby plant inside. Everyone will make a special seed project to take home.

Includes tour through our exhibit Dispersal: Seed Pod Photography by Anna Laurent. 
Anna Laurent is an artist with a unique insight into the natural world. In her series Dispersal, she explores the myriad forms through which plants reproduce. To the uninitiated, Laurent’s close up portraits of flora and seeds could easily be mistaken for works of abstract art or images of contemporary sculpture. From samples collected as far afield as Hawaii and Kurdistan, Laurent’s work serves as a stunning reminder of the diversity, beauty and fragility of the natural world.

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