Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Conserving Diversity Today and Tomorrow: From Your Garden to the North Pole
Presented by Cary Fowler, PhD
A reception with coffee precedes the program at 9:30 am.
Guests are invited to become inspired to try new things in their gardens! This talk helps cultivate a better understanding of the importance of diversity in food crops throughout the world.
About the Lecture
About the speaker
Cary Fowler is a member of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, based in Rome, which was charged with rescuing 90,000 threatened crop varieties in developing countries. He is also the founder of the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, described as an “inspirational symbol of peace and food security for the entire humanity.”
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- This program is free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF.
Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!
- The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
- Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
- Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.
Parking Garage Locations
- 1144 Binz Street
- 5101 Montrose Boulevard
Parking Fees*Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
MFAH Members Visitors 0–30 minutes FREE FREE 31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10 4–12 hours $10 $18 12–24 hours $35 $35
HoursBoth parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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