Non-Member Lecture Tickets – Dr. Richard Olsen

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**THIS LECTURE IS FREE FOR CURRENT MEMBERS.   NON-MEMBERS MAY PURCHASE A TICKET HERE TO BE SENT THE ZOOM LINK.**

MARCH VIRTUAL LECTURE
Monday March 8th at 6:30pm
The U.S.National Arboretum: Our Role, Your Future
with Dr. Richard T. Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum

ABOUT THE LECTURE
With the passage of the 1927 National Arboretum Act, Congress fulfilled the will of the people and established a national institute dedicated to “research and education into plant life”. For much of this history, our focus has been on plant exploration, introduction, conservation and distribution, be it seeds, seedlings, or elite clones and cultivars. However, our programs encompass much more, including international recognized experts in taxonomy and nomenclature of ornamental plants, virologists and bacteriologists at the forefront of ornamental plant diseases, a turfgrass program investigating unheralded native grasses, and of course, the oldest active ornamental plant breeding program in the United States. All of this is done across multi-state research facilities, with a 451-acre home base in Washington, DC. Here, more than 600,000 visitors a year are exposed to the importance of this work via world-class collections and gardens. As we approach our centennial in a rapidly changing world of priorities and challenges, this talk will reflect on our legacy and approach as we chart the course to position the National Arboretum to continue supporting ornamental plant research in the United States in the 21st century.

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