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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
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
Naples Botanical Garden
Harvey Kapnick Education & Research Center
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
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)