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Explore with us as we step “Into the Garden”

This new, free series is designed to uncover many mysteries in the garden through virtual, interactive trips led by scientists. Students of all ages are encouraged to attend. The program is also open to anyone with a curious mind!

This particular webinar is being offered to kick-off the opening of our new permanent exhibit, MOAI AT MOUNTS BOTANICAL, located in the Tropical Forest garden.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Easter Island: The Road to Scientific Discovery
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Registration is required! CLICK to register.

How does new technology effect the scientific discoveries of the past? What was the true cause of the rapid population decline of the Rapanui people? Why did they create so many of the Moai statues? This event will focus on the processes, tools, and ways in which scientists aim to understand ancient civilizations and the unanswered questions we have about them, through the discoveries on Easter Island.

Speaker: Dr. Carl Lipo, Associate Dean for Research and Programs in Harpur College and a Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. For the past 15 years, he has worked on Easter Island and in other areas of the Pacific studying the spread of human populations across Eastern Polynesia.

Presented by Scientist in Every Florida School (SEFS) in partnership with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute, the Florida Museum, and Mounts Botanical Garden.

CLICK for recordings of past webinars.

Event Details

Start date: December 15, 2020

End date: December 15, 2020

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Online via Zoom