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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Seed Assets: Our Food, Fiber, Flowers and Future by Angela Chandler

Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2019 – Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2019

06:30 PM
US/Central

Inside every seed is the potential for the next generation of food, fiber, flowers and the thousands of products derived from plants. Many species of birds and mammals evolved with a specific seed, or plant grown from seed and threats to the future of those seeds place species in danger.

Seed activists believe that seed diversity is one of mankind's most valuable assets, yet the US lost 93% of its seed diversity between 1903 and 1983. Changes in agriculture and the urbanization of our culture affect seed production and availability. The solution to this pending crisis may lie in the hands of every farmer, gardener and homeowner across America. Angela Chandler of Urban Harvest will discuss the precious seed assets, their future, and ways that you can help plant the seeds of a brighter and more secure future.

Educator and Texas Master Gardener Angela Chandler is an instructor for Urban Harvest and recognized for sharing her extensive knowledge in educational programs, seminars, published articles. Her website The Garden Academy (www.thegardenacademy.com) focuses on gardening the Upper Gulf Coast to the Third Coast of the United States.

This program is co-sponsored by Urban Harvest and Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Early Bird to 6/18 - Members $10, Tickets $16

Regular price starting on 6/19 - Members $14, Tickets $20

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $16 (ages 3–11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $16
    • Seniors (62+): $16
    • Military (with ID): $10
    • Groups (10+): $10
    • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $4
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders—all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 for museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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