The Wildflower & Music Festival (May 15, 2011)

10 am to 5 pm
Parking is free on festival day.
Suggested donation $5 per person, children under 12 free.
Please leave your dogs at home!

The Wildflower & Music Festival, co-sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Lane Community College, features extensive displays of Oregon’s native and naturalized flowering plant species. You don’t have to be a plant expert to love our Wildflower & Music Festivals. The festival is loaded with fun things to do for everyone in the family. As many as three to four hundred species of wildflowers will be on display, from Anemones to Vancouveria! Collected and organized for attendees to get a close look, top botanists of the region will be on hand to answer questions. For an even closer look, guests can use on-site microscopes. The festival includes great food, lively music, activities for kids, arts and crafts, and a wide selection of plants for sale.

For more information or the music line up visit the following link: http://mountpisgaharboretum.org/wildflower-festival-2011

SOTM: March 2011

Jessie Workman – Botany

Jessie is a hard working Senior in my Botany class. She is a great student and individual who studies hard and her performance reflects that. She has a positive attitude and contributes to the class. These attributes should serve her well as she heads off to college and plans for her future.

The Scientific Method

The following video goes over the scientific method. Remember what we talked about at the beginning of the year regarding what is science (The acronym: CONPTT)

The following is a link to a video that shows how the scientific method is used in the “real” world.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/expose/2007/07/the-scientific-method.html

The following is a video by They Might Be Giants relating to the scientific method – more for fun than anything else.

The following is a clip from Monty Python’s Holy Grail that shows poor use of the scientific method – again more fun.