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Streaming Talk: Conserving Plant Biodiversity and Traditional Plant Knowledge

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join ATHICA for a streaming talk on UGA’s Ethnobotanical Garden and Conserving Plant Biodiversity and Traditional Plant Knowledge in conjunction with the exhibition Lost in the Weeds: Climate Change and Human Nature. Speaker Paul Duncan, Associate Director of UGA’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and Curatorial Supervisor of its Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden, will talk about some of the garden’s culturally important plants found throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, many of which North Georgia garden enthusiasts can grow on their own.

Registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcumqqjMiEtaRbO2PpjsDXDggA2A1-eJK

More About the Ethnobotanical Garden:  https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gemc/georgia_202003/index.php#/p/38

More About Paul Duncan
Paul David Duncan has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MS in forestry/agroforestry from the University of Florida. He has carried out community natural resource conservation projects in Guatemala as a Peace Corps volunteer (1987-90) and in the Dominican Republic as project manager for the Center for Marine Conservation (1997-98). He has also served as technical trainer of natural resource Peace Corps Volunteers for World Learning, Inc. (Guatemala 1996, 1998).

From 1999 to 2002 Duncan administered the NIH-funded Maya International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (Maya ICBG) project at the University of Georgia. The Maya ICBG, a biodiversity conservation and drug discovery project carried out with the highland Maya of Chiapas.

Mr. Duncan serves as associate director of the UGA Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI). He also supervises curation of LACSI’s Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden and manages UGA’s Peace Corps Prep Certificate program. Duncan organizes and facilitates annual public school teacher workshops to strengthen Latin American Studies curriculum for middle and high schools and to create school gardens/outdoor learning environments. As public service faculty at UGA, Duncan also helps to develop and supervise community service and outreach programming carried out by LACSI.




April 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm