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Upcoming Programs

International Fascination of Plants Day at Carnegie Institution for Science

May 18th, 2017

Organized by: Rajnish Khanna, i-Cultiver

Hosted by: Margaret Greenfield Bezrutczyk, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford

Guest: Analise Heid (teacher) and middle school students from Children's Day School, San Francisco 

Interacting With Plant Biology at Carnegie 

Middle School students from the Children's Day School in San Francisco will spend the afternoon with plants learning about how they shape our past, present, and the future. Students will meet Teosinte, a wild grass thought to be the ancestor of Maize. A hands-on demonstration by Margaret Bezrutczyk will reveal how maize was domesticated. Heike Lindner and Jacob Moe-Lange will use interactive methods to showcase their latest research in plant biology. Middle school students will get to know rare succulents through a highly sought after collection of Haworthia with George Theodoris, a local Haworthia collector. The students will then tour plant research greenhouses, growth chambers, as well as the native plant garden on the Carnegie Institution grounds.

Target audience: students, Middle School Students (6th grade)

Past Programs

Margaret Greenfield Bezrutczyk, Cindy Ast and Heike Lindner shared their work and professional journeys with Children's Day School students visiting Carnegie

January 2017, Children's Day School students accompanied with Analise Heid visited Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford.

Carnegie Science Newsletter, Spring 2016

See Pages 8 & 9: STEM Takes Root at Plant Biology and Global Ecology

Field-trip to Carnegie was a part of the Food and Agricultural Science Program developed in collaboration with Analise Heid and Sarah Wally, Children's Day School, San Francisco. 

Domestication of Maize, a hands-on experience with ancient Mexican corn varieties

January 2016, Margaret Greenfield Bezrutczyk from Carnegie Institution for Science at Children's Day School, San Francisco

Margaret introduced Children's Day School students to ancient corn varieties and to how maize became a prominent food crop through domestication.

Carnegie at Stanford Field Trip for Children's Day School, San Francisco

October 2015, Food and Agricultural Science (FAS) program, Children's Day School, San Francisco

Children's Day School students visited Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford and interacted directly with faculty, postdocs and graduate students

Teosinte and Modern Corn

September 2015, Food and Agricultural Science (FAS) program, Children's Day School, San Francisco

Rajnish Khanna, Analise Heid and Sarah Wally introduce Children's Day School students to ancestral corn varieties and how modern corn was domesticated.

Strawberry DNA Extraction

September 2015, Food and Agricultural Science (FAS) program, Children's Day School, San Francisco

Heather Cartwright from Dept. of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science shows Children's Day School students how to extract DNA from Strawberries.

Art meets plant science

May 2013, Fascination of Plants Day coincided with local leg of Amgen bicycle race

Art students get creative with bicycle wheels and plant fascination theme.