Please join us to celebrate Endangered Species Day at the United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall. On May 21st, the US Botanic Garden will provide free tours of their endangered and native plants. Biologists and other experts will talk about our nation's work to protect endangered species and what you can do to help.
Endangered Species Day at the U.S. Botanic Garden
On the National Mall, next to the U.S. Capitol
100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20001
May 21, 2010, 11 AM-2 PM
Tours of the United States Botanic Garden's endangered and native plants
Learn about the Botanic Garden's work to conserve endangered species by maintaining live specimens in their collections, studying wild plants at risk, and banking seeds of rare plants.
Lunchtime Talks on Federal Endangered Species Programs: 11:30 am-1 pm
Learn how the federal government is working to protect our nation's plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction and what you can do to help. Including:
Michael Bean, Counselor to Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior
Holly Shimizu, Executive Director, U.S. Botanic Garden
Leda Huta, Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition
Julie Moore, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Plants
Deblyn Mead, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered and at-Risk Pollinators
Tamberly Conway, U.S. Forest Service, Pollinator Live
Presentations and displays by the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, the Smithsonian, the Endangered Species Coalition, ARKive, and other agencies and non-profit organizations.
The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, on the west side of the U.S. Capitol. Visitors are encouraged to take Metrobus and Metrorail. For directions to the U.S. Botanic Garden, visit http://www.usbg.gov
For more information, visit www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org
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