a SABIC Lecture
with additional support from Greg McCord
Promotional partners: Sierra Club – Houston Regional Group and Brazilian Consulate General of Houston
ROOTS OF KNOWLEDGE: Saving Indigenous Plants for Our Future
Monday, Nov 6, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Houston Musuem of Natural Science; 5555 Herman Park Dr. Houston, TX
Speaker – Dr. Maria Fadiman, Florida Atlantic University
Deep in the jungles of the Amazon basin and at sites across the world, shamans and healers have developed an intimate knowledge of the medicinal and sustaining powers of native plant species. The people who live in these environments identify the plants that cure specific illnesses and provide nourishment or that can be made into shelters, baskets, and clothing. However, the indigenous cultures of the rainforest are often overlooked in the effort to understand the importance of this vast ecosystem to the health of our world. Discover how an ethnobotanist explores traditional knowledge (curative medicine and other benefits) while simultaneously addressing the struggles and successes in balancing resource use with sustainable collecting traditions.
General Admission – $18.00 Tickets available by phone at 713.639.4629 or at the HMNS box office.
HMNS Members- $12.00
AIA Members $12.00 – Use the code AIA$6off to obtain member discount. AIA discount NOT available online.