The ribbon cutting officially took place this morning.
|A new era at Fairchild began with this historic ribbon cutting.|
Then, the butterflies and the hummingbirds captivated the guests.
|A Heliconius butterfly heading to nectar.|
|A hummingbird posing.|
The orchids and the aroids, the scientists and the graduate students, the donors and the volunteers, the hummers and the nectar-sippers were all on hand to celebrate the dream becoming a reality. "With this opening, we are bringing science and science education to the forefront," Dr. Carl Lewis said.
"We are paving the way to the future here at Fairchild," said Swanee DiMare. Bravo.