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Address of the BSA President-Elect - Cynthia Jones

Jones, Cynthia [1].

The Shapes of Botany.

I will use multiple meanings of “shape” to discuss “seeing” plants and why seeing diverse plant shapes is important from the perspective of individuals, educators, and institutions. I will speak briefly about my thoughts on why the world needs botany as a discipline more than ever, and I will argue that the pandemic of 2020 presents us, as botanists, an extraordinary opportunity to showcase our work and to shape the future of how plants are viewed in STEAM education.  I will also offer ideas for possible next steps that we as individuals, scientists and educators can take with respect to communicating the importance of plants to non-botanical administrators and to the public.


1 - University Of Connecticut, Dept. Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, Unit 3043, 75 N. Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT, 06269, United States

Keywords:
botany
NatureRx
science communication
Biodiversity.

Presentation Type: Special Presentations
Number: S7001
Abstract ID:455
Candidate for Awards:None


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