earth day 2016

The annual Earth Day Exploration event put on by the Florida Museum of Natural History offered us the opportunity to show the public some of the diversity found in the plant world. For this event we focused on underground stems and allowed visitors to dig through soil in order to find various structures that they would be familiar with but might not know are stems (e.g., tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, corms). We made an display to help them figure out what they had found as well (see PDF).