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April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Conserving Delaware’s Rare Flora

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Although a small state, Delaware has a collection of fascinating rare plants in need of conservation. Rare plant conservation is a science that requires a high degree of expertise, such as botanical identification. Gain a deeper understanding of rare plants and the systems to classify and protect them with Élan Alford, Mt. Cuba’s plant conservation scientist. Explore the gardens with Élan as she highlights a selection of Delaware’s rare plants.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

About the Instructor:
Élan Alford, Ph.D, is the Plant Conservation Scientist at Mt. Cuba Center. She coordinates volunteer research, including rare plant monitoring. Prior to joining Mt. Cuba, Élan worked in environmental consulting and has volunteered as Rare Plant Chair for the California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

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