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Why Plants in Glass Houses Matter: Art & Science of Diatoms, Microscopic Algae

February 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Diatoms, known as “algae in glass houses” due to their transparent silica walls, are among the largest and most ecologically significant groups of organisms on earth.

Found in nearly all bodies of water, they are vital to our aquatic environment. And they are exceptionally beautiful. Experience their elegance through a virtual exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures, and understand their role in environmental health and monitoring, past, present and future.

Our panel will take you along on the science of diatoms and the power of art and public installations to broaden knowledge of nature.

 

 Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU

Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Executive Director, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society and Lead Principal Investigator, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program

Pauline Goldsmith, Tropical Botanic Artists

at

Naples Botanical Garden 

Harvey Kapnick  Education & Research Center

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 

on

Tuesday, February 13, 2017 

10:00 – 11:30 AM 

For information please contact:

Ana Lemos, Program Manager

FIU School of Environment, Arts, and Society

305-348-0128 (o); 305-505-0197 (c)

alemosja@fiu.edu

Details

Date:
February 13, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Organizer

Ana Lemos, Program Manager. FIU School of Environment, Arts, and Society
Phone:
305-348-0128
Email:
alemosja@fiu.edu
Website:
seas.fiu.edu

Venue

Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive (Kapnick Hall)
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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