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Micro-Conference Celebrating Florida’s Environment

October 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am4:00 pm

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?This immersive, intimate-styled microconference is perfect for plant and nature lovers that prefer a small group size. Together with the large kick-off meeting in the evening, this micro-conference makes for a ‘complete day’ experience.

?A private guided tour of Leu Gardens with Dr. Robert Bowden, director of Leu Gardens (11am)

4 unique short presentations (~12pm-4pm):
? Deirdre Irwin, from St Johns Water Management District, discussing the future of Florida water supply and conservation
? Jordan Dowell, PhD candidate at University of Central Florida, presenting on organic plant volatile compounds
? Dr. Don Spence, from Bethune-Cookman University, discussing proper tree care and management
? Prem Subrahmanyam, renowned Florida native orchid specialist, presenting on the influence of fire on certain orchid species

Please bring a bagged snack and any note-taking material if needed. We break at 4pm before the main, larger scale event with Dr. Craig Huegel who will be presenting on plant-light interactions in the adjacent Magnolia ballroom at 6:30pm.

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? Come early and beat the traffic! This micro-conference is perfect for people traveling from out of town for the main kick-off program in the evening!

? Learn about natural Florida!

Some helpful information/ Frequently asked questions ? :
a) There is usually a charge to enter Leu Gardens during the day. The Director of the gardens has graciously waived the fee specifically for our tour.

b) Complete information on the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) can be found by visiting ?

d) Registration is required. Please purchase your ticket here:

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October 1, 2019
10:30 am4:00 pm


Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society


Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando,FL32803United States
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