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Botanical Conversations: the Science and Beauty of Plants

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Plants form the basis of life on earth. They are vital to our health and well-being as well as being an amazing inspiration for creativity. This stimulating exhibition features highlights from the University's amazing Herbarium collection, stunning botanical teaching charts and beautiful works of art inspired by plants. It describes the history of botany teaching at the University and also showcases some fascinating projects being carried out both here and at the James Hutton Institute, including:

* Researchers in the School of Life Sciences aiming to improve the digestibility of crop wastes.

* The citizen science GROW Observatory at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

* Researchers in the School of Social Sciences studying the effects of El Nino and other climate shocks on tropical forests.

* The Beauty of Roots' paintings by Jean Duncan, artist in residence with the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, created in collaboration with soil scientists.

* Work by the James Hutton Institute to improve environmental sustainability by promoting legume-based food systems.

* Poetry inspired by the University herbarium curated by English and Creative Writing tutor Heather Yeung.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Free.
Promoted By: University of Dundee Museum Services
Dates
Friday 23rd February 2018 9:30am
Saturday 24th February 2018 1:00pm
Monday 26th February 2018 9:30am
Tuesday 27th February 2018 9:30am
Wednesday 28th February 2018 9:30am
Thursday 1st March 2018 9:30am
Friday 2nd March 2018 9:30am
Saturday 3rd March 2018 1:00pm
Monday 5th March 2018 9:30am
Tuesday 6th March 2018 9:30am
Wednesday 7th March 2018 9:30am
Thursday 8th March 2018 9:30am
Friday 9th March 2018 9:30am
Saturday 10th March 2018 1:00pm
Monday 12th March 2018 9:30am
Tuesday 13th March 2018 9:30am
Wednesday 14th March 2018 9:30am
Thursday 15th March 2018 9:30am
Friday 16th March 2018 9:30am
Saturday 17th March 2018 1:00pm
Monday 19th March 2018 9:30am
Tuesday 20th March 2018 9:30am
Wednesday 21st March 2018 9:30am
Thursday 22nd March 2018 9:30am
Friday 23rd March 2018 9:30am
Saturday 24th March 2018 1:00pm
Monday 26th March 2018 9:30am
Tuesday 27th March 2018 9:30am
Wednesday 28th March 2018 9:30am
Thursday 29th March 2018 9:30am
Friday 30th March 2018 9:30am
Saturday 31st March 2018 1:00pm
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