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Moonlight Tour & Members’ Lecture: Palms, People and Sugar
Moonlight Tour & Members’ Lecture: Palms, People and Sugar

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When: Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.
  • Moonlight tours of the Garden (January, February and March)
  • Works of artists please add information here.
  • Sunset yoga classes with Rina Yoga (for moonlight tours)
  • Star-gazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society (for moonlight tours)
  • Live music by guitarist Rob Friedman (for moonlight tours)
  • The Shop at Fairchild will be open during lectures and moonlight tours

January 16, 2014 (Members’ Lecture & Moonlight Tour)

  • Javier Francisco-Ortega, Professor of Biology at Florida International University and Head of the Molecular Lab at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Scott Zona, Curator of the Wertheim Conservatory at Florida International University and co-editor of the journal PALMS
  • Palms, People and Sugar

This presentation will explore the use of palms as sources of sugar, syrup and alcohol. Since ancient times, many different peoples have exploited palms throughout the tropics and subtropics.  Some forms of exploitation are sustainable and do no harm to the palms, but other forms of exploitation are endangering the survival of palm populations.

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.

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