|Ohio's botanical symposium set to begin this Friday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:24|
COLUMBUS - The 12th annual Ohio Botanical Symposium, scheduled for Friday, will feature the flora of the Northeastern United States, Ohio rare plant discoveries and the fascinating interactions between plants and animals.
It is being held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Villa Nova, located at 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert F. Naczi, curator of North American Botany at the New York Botanical Garden. He will be discussing their project to revise one of the major botanical works, "The Flora of Northeastern U.S. and Adjacent Canada."
Other speakers include: Dr. David Brandenburg of the Dawes Arboretum who will discuss asters, and Dr. Eric Burkhart of Penn State University who will speak about the history, importance and complexity of the ginseng industry and its current status.
The event features a multi-media show and displays from private and public conservation organizations and vendors.
The $40 attendance fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and refreshments. Registrations will be accepted today. To register or learn more, visit www.ohiodnr.com/dnap or contact Rick Gardner at (614) 265-6419.
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