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Indigenous Plant Knowledge: An Ethnobotany Walk at The Preserve with Manuel Lizarralde

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:00am - Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:45am
The Preserve
1278 Essex Road (Rt. 153)
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
Event Type: 
Walks & Talks
All are welcome
Event Description: 

This event has been moved to its rain date, Sunday, October 14.

Join ethnobotanist Manuel Lizarralde, Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at Conn College in New London, for a two-hour walk at one of the state’s newest forests, The Preserve. Learn about the field of ethnobotany, and learn about native plants that were an integral part of Native American daily life in our region. Dr. Lizarralde will discuss the roles that various herbs, roots, flowering plants, grasses, and trees played. Dr. Lizarralde is a co-author with Jason Mancini of the forthcoming book, “Historical Ethnobotany of Southern New England:  Recovering and Repatriating Indigenous Plant Knowledge.”

The walk will be appoximately three miles over mostly gentle terrain with some brief climbs. Wear hiking shoes, take insect precautions, and bring water.

Space is very limited for this free special event. Registration is required and can be completed by utilizing the sing-up function below.

Parking Information: 
There is a parking lot at 1278 Essex Road (Rt. 153) in Westbrook, CT
Inclement Weather: 
If poor weather is forecast, we will postpone to October 14th at the same time. All registrants will be notified of the postponement by email.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Amelia Graham