For the Botanical-Minded: On Sunday, March 3, 2019 (from 1:30pm - 4:00pm) visit the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage (Greenwich Point Park) to learn more about a talented geologist, botanist, historian, and local physician AND see a demonstration on the preparation of herbarium “vouchers"!
Matthew Johnson, an authority on early American and British science, will present “Joseph Barratt (1796-1882) Doctor, Botanist, Madman: A Vignette of Botany in Connecticut 1820 to 1840.”
Johnson has spent 20 years examining Barratt’s contributions to botany and the natural sciences, visiting archives and botanic gardens in America and Europe.
The lecture will be followed by a demonstration by botanist and consulting biologist Elizabeth Corrigan on the preparation of herbarium “vouchers,” the preserved dried plant specimens used by scientists for study.
Held to complement the Bruce Museum exhibition Pressed for Time: Botanical Collecting as Genteel Pasttime or Scientific Pursuit? (closing March 3, 2019).
Free admission. No reservations required. Family botany activities all afternoon.
Held at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.
For information, contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203.413.6747.