Members' Lecture: Why the Natural World Has Made Me a Passionate Traveler

Members' Lecture: Why the Natural World Has Made Me a Passionate Traveler

When: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 AM to Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:00 PM

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Make Fairchild your destination for Thursday evenings! Join us on select Thursday nights from December through May 2014. 

Bring your family and friends to enjoy exciting activities including:

  • Enriching lectures led by Fairchild experts and special guests on topics ranging from art to conservation to butterflies.
  • The Shop at Fairchild will be open during the lectures

Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and younger. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.

April 03, 2014

  • Georgia Tasker, Fairchild Writer
  • Why the Natural World Has Made Me a Passionate Traveler
  • In Borneo, Rafflesia arnoldii is the world’s largest flower is a parasite on the stems and roots of Tetrastigma, a vine in the grape family. In the Arctic tundra, yellow petals of buttercup flowers form a bowl to capture heat and warm their pollinating flies. The long strands of tissue inside lotus stems are used to make thread in a village on Inle Lake in Myanmar. There are not seven wonders of the world, but there are as many wonders as you can see, if you let plants tell their stories. 

Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and younger.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.