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THING 110 - National Park Lecture at Bruce

Science Lecture Series 2010 - 2011:  Our National Parks, Preserves and Refuges

Sunday, February 13, 2011 -- 3:00 pmScience Lecture Series 2010 - 2011:  Our National Parks, Preserves and RefugesA Dream Fulfilled: Our Nation's Tropical GardenCharles "Chipper" Wichman, Director and CEO of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.The idea of a national organization focused on preserving tropical bio-diversity was a long-held dream of many visionary and influential people. That dream came into existence with the signing of Public Law 88-449 on August 19, 1964, which, by an act of Congress, created the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Today, with five gardens and five preserves and programs that reach around the world, the NTBG is that dream fulfilled.The lecture is free to Museum members and students with id. Non-members: $5 at the door.Reservations begin January 30, 2011. Call 203-869-0376, ext. 420.

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