Homeschool Online Workshops at Fairchild
ONLINE: Connect to Protect
Date: April 22, 2019
Guess speaker: Fairchild’s conservation Horticulturist, Brian Harding and South Florida Conservation Program Manager, Dr. Jennifer Possley
Did you know that Florida has one of the most endangered ecosystems? This homeschool program will introduce you to Florida’s Pine Rocklands. Students will learn how Fairchild works to protect and reestablish these areas through our Connect to Protect program and how you can help too.
ONLINE: Preserving for the Future: A Trip to Fairchild’s Herbarium
Date: May 20, 2020
Guess speaker: Director of Collections, Dr. Brett Jestrow
Did you know botanist build their own time capsules? Since the 15th century, botanists have been preserving samples of plants and keeping them in libraries called a herbarium. This workshop takes place at Fairchild’s herbarium that houses thousands of specimens collected around the world. During this workshop, you will learn why saving collections is important and then create your own herbarium press.