Botanical Gardens & Environmental Education: An Exchange Between Pacific Northwest & Eastern Russia

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Friday February 23

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7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

A remarkable initiative began in 2009, with the simple idea that the Russian Far East and the Pacific Northwest have much in common, and that botanic gardens in the two regions had much to teach each other. From that simple idea, a thriving foreign exchange program has developed between environmental educators in Seattle, Vladivostok, Sakhalin, and Irkutsk. Join us for this fascinating lecture, led by project initiator and Seattle native, Tony Allison, who will be joined by two of his colleagues from the Russian Far East. Tony will explore three Russian botanic gardens, their surrounding native floras, and their growing environmental education programs. Please join us for this rare opportunity to see inside this unique, people-to-people exchange and discover the gardens and flora of the Russian Far East.