Wagner Free Institute of Science
Monday, January 17, 2022 11:00 am EST
A FREE program about the scientific contributions of Black botanists throughout history, and a children's read-aloud about Harriet Tubman.
About this event
27th Annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service: Celebrating Black Botanists & Harriet Tubman Read-Aloud, an online history lesson and picture book read-aloud.
This program is part of the 27th Annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service event. Museum Educator Cris Juarez will explore the groundbreaking scientific contributions of Black botanists such as Dr. Marie Clark Taylor, Edmond Albius, and George Washington Carver. The talk will also touch on the work of Dr. Tanisha Williams, botanist, ecologist, and creator of the Black Botanist Week hashtag. The program will conclude with a read-aloud from the children's book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom and discuss how Harriet Tubman used her knowledge of plants to help herself and others escape slavery.
To find out more about MLK Day of Service and see some of the other organizations and events involved, please visit the event website.
Registration is required for this program. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in a confirmation email. This event will be recorded.