Armchair Botany: Women Documenting the Floras of Texas and Oklahoma

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Our Armchair Botany events are forums for presentation and discussion about herbarium specimens and the people behind them, and an invitation to get involved!
Nearly 2 million plant specimens are estimated to have been collected in Texas and Oklahoma, including the contributions of hundreds of botanists and naturalists. With support from the National Science Foundation, herbarium collaborations are digitizing these specimens to make them accessible to science and for the public. As we photograph and create online records for these specimens, we are discovering the people and the stories behind them. Join us as we take our first forays into sharing what we’ve learned about a few of the women that have contributed to our understanding of the Texas-Oklahoma flora. You’ll hear about Geyata Ajilvsgi, Connie Taylor, Agnes Chase, and Shirley Lusk, and more in this effort to bring them into the spotlight for their efforts! After presentations, Q&A and discussion, we’ll move into a guided transcription blitz where we’ll show you how to pull data from herbarium specimen images on your own time, to make your own discoveries and help us bring these collections to light.  You can see more about the Armchair Botanist program here

Date

Oct 13 2022
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Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Tiana Rehman

Organizer

Tiana Rehman
Phone
(817) 546-1845
Email
trehman@brit.org

Other Organizers

Ashley Bordelon
Email
abordelon@brit.org
Tiana Rehman

Organizer

Tiana Rehman
Phone
(817) 546-1845
Email
trehman@brit.org

Other Organizers

Ashley Bordelon
Email
abordelon@brit.org

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