If the Plants Go, We Go

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Vice President, Science and Academic Programs

Location: The Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois  60022

Unbeknownst to many, the Chicago Botanic Garden is much more than just an outstanding place of natural beauty – it has been working on research, education, sustainability, corporate responsibility and conservation for 15 years and is at the forefront of plant conservation science with one of the largest and highest impact plant conservation science programs in the world.  The new, LEED certified, 38,000 square foot Plant Conservation Science Center will serve as headquarters to the Botanic Garden’s extensive efforts in plant conservation, as a state of the art research facility for the Garden’s 200 scientists, graduate students, interns and collaborators, and as home to a unique master’s and Ph.D. programs in plant biology and conservation in offered in partnership with Northwestern University.  The Center – a fully functional research and laboratory facility with fully accessible green roof garden – will also be open to all visitors to the Botanic Garden − making science an integral part of any visit to the Garden! And it is just the first phase!

We will begin at the Linnaeus Room at the Regenstein Center – just follow the signs from the Visitor Center. After opening remarks by MS. Sophia Siskel, we will go by tram to the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center for a private tour conducted by Dr. Mueller.
There is so much more to tell you about this – so you must come and hear Mr. Ball and Dr. Mueller present all the Botanic Garden has to offer!