Distinguished Lecture Series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and Social Events:
Dr. Peter Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri:
Thursday, January 30*
Lecture at HMNS: “Plant Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World”
Dr. David Creech, Regents Professor, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas:
Thursday, April 10*
Lecture at HMNS: “The Chinese Economic “Bloom” – People, Plans and Plants for a Verdant Earth”
Friday, April 11**
Join Dr. Creech at Mercer for a lecture experience you won’t want to miss beginning at 10 am.
Tony Avent, owner Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, North Carolina:
Thursday, September 4*
Lecture at HMNS: “Exploration to Exploitation – The Road from Plant Discovery to Market”
Friday, September 5**
Immerse yourself in an energetic presentation by Tony Avent beginning at 10 am at Mercer.
Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri:
Thursday, November 6*
Lecture at HMNS: “Growing an Ark: The Expanding Role of Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation”
Friday, November 7***
Join Dr. Jackson for our 40th Anniversary Luncheon Barbeque in the Gardens at Mercer!
The HMNS Lecture Series is generously sponsored and made possible by HARC and Kava King.
*All Lectures will be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and begin at 6:30 pm. Reservations are required and can be made directly through HMNS-713-639-4629. Tickets are $12 for TMS members, $18 for non-members.
Four lecture Package: $40 for members, $60 for non-members.
**Held at Mercer. Tickets are $12 for TMS members, $18 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 281-443-8731
***Held at Mercer. Visit www.themercersociety.org for details and pricing.