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Explore with us as we step Into the Garden, a virtual event series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County. Scientists will uncover many mysteries in the garden through these virtual interactive trips, which will be live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube.

An ode to artist Sean Kenney’s Nature Pop® exhibit currently on display at Mounts Botanical Gardens, we examine organisms who are engineers. What is an ecosystem engineer? Learn how keystone species play a critical role in their environment by altering the landscape and creating microenvironments for other organisms. At the same time, see how nature inspires through art while taking a tour of several  LEGO engieered sculptures made of more than 800,000 LEGO® pieces.


Topic: Nature Pop: Ecosystem Engineers

Speaker: Keara Clancy, University of Florida

K-12 Resources: Extension Activities

Spring Series Schedule:

Jan. 18 – Who Needs Flowers Anyway?

Feb. 15 – Plant Evolution and Climate Change

Mar. 8 – Nature Pop: Ecosystem Engineers

Apr. 12 Bats as Pollinators

May 17 If You Build It, They Will Come: Butterfly Gardens


Name: Scientist in Every Florida School

Email: skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

Website: View Organizer Website

Name: Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

Phone: (561) 233-1757

Email: RWolberg@pbcgov.org

Website: View Organizer Website


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