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Gardening class on pastel perennials offered Feb. 20

Biology News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2pm
BOONE—A free class on the selection and care of hardy pastel perennials for our area will be offered Saturday, Feb. 20. The class, taught as part of the “High Country Gardening” program will be led by Jerry Meyer, a seasoned cold climate gardener and designer. The class will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. at the […]

Annual 3-minute thesis competition packs a lot of science into a short time

Biology News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12pm
BOONE—Could you explain your master’s level thesis or research in just three minutes? That’s what 16 students in Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies each did recently. Winners of a 3-minute thesis competition are Laura Ellis, Reed Gurchiek and Stephanie Lichiello. They are graduate students at Appalachian State University. The students […]

NSF grant supports new approach to teaching botany

Biology News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11am
BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant awarded to two faculty members at Appalachian State University will support their work to develop engaging botany laboratory experiences for undergraduate students and, at the same time, build a database related to ecological changes occurring in the Southern Appalachians. The $197,987 grant was awarded to Howard Neufeld and Zack Murrell, […]

“Plant Parenthood” class offered Jan. 30

Biology News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10am
BOONE—The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University will offer a free class Jan. 30 on vegetative propagation of tropical plants. The class is part of the “High Country Gardening” series taught by greenhouse manager Jerry Meyer. The class will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in the biology greenhouse at 211 Dale St. off State Farm […]

Plant sale rescheduled for Jan. 29

Biology News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12pm
BOONE—Hundreds of easy care succulents, all grown by Appalachian State University students and community volunteers, will be on sale Jan. 29 at the Department of Biology Greenhouse. Sale hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility located at 211 Dale St. off State Farm Road. Prices start at just $1. Proceeds support all greenhouse […]

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