Amaranth, Chia, Chocolate & the Aztec: A Hands-On Exploration of Latin American Plants
Date: Thursday, September 7
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Vanderbilt University
Description: Educators joined Vanderbilt and TSU as we visited and explored the new Latin American Garden at Vanderbilt University. With a special focus on Aztec flora, this workshop introduced the deep cultural and historical significance of the garden’s plants. Experts discussed the wide uses of the plants, including practices related to medicine, art, religion, dyeing, and nutrition, as well provided information on plant breeding and genetics. The workshop concluded with time to develop curriculum with Vanderbilt’s Jonathan Ertelt and share ideas with fellow educators.
Registration: $15 Includes all materials, morning coffee, lunch, and parking validation. Register by August 31. [travel scholarships available] *Free for pre-service teachers
Contact: Colleen McCoy [firstname.lastname@example.org]