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Members Only Special Presentation

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Jason Downing, PhD

Orchid Biologist & Director of Research

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Million Orchid Project

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

11:00 AM

Richardson Education Building

The Million Orchid Project  (MOP)is an ambitious conservation effort led by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, aimed toward restoring South Florida’s declining native orchid populations.

Director of Research Jason Downing, PhD, will provide an in-depth look at this initiative.

MOP’s mission is to reintroduce one million native orchids into urban landscapes across South Florida. Local schools, universities, and community groups are actively engaged in both the propagation and reintroduction processes.

Dr. Downing will also examine the project’s role as a large-scale scientific experiment and discuss the continuous research and monitoring efforts which are conducted to study the growth, health, and ecological impact of the reintroduced orchids.

The presentation will highlight how MOP stands out for its unprecedented scale, its focus on public landscapes, and its active community involvement. By restoring native orchid populations, the project enhances the natural beauty of South Florida and contributes to the region’s ecological resilience.

 

 

Details

Date:
July 30
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

McKee Botanical Garden
350 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32962 United States
Phone
772-794-0601
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