Tree Mob™! Seeds, Glorious Seeds

September 29, 2015

Winged Seeds

Tree Mob™! Seeds, Glorious Seeds

Canceled due to weather. How far can a winged seed travel? That’s a burning question here at the Arboretum. Arboretum educators Ana Maria Caballero and Nancy Sableski will be working alongside Boston Public School teachers to practice some experiments that could be incorporated into the classroom for understanding the natural world. Join the group as they launch a variety of winged seeds from the arborists’ bucket truck. See which seed structures are most aerodynamic, compare surface area in relation to flight success, and perhaps even make some bets on farthest dispersal. After the seed drop, help gather data from the landing grid. Meet near Acc. # 147-2000*A (Liriodendron tulipifera x chinense) on the Hunnewell Building lawn on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00am.

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