Programs & Events

Hands-on Pollination

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
021
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Mar. 29, 2014 | Saturday, 1:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Saturday, March 29, 1-3pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 12. Minors under must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Location: Other - NCDA greenhouse off Blue Ridge Rd. (2109 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607)
Fee: 
$15 ($10 for Friends of the Museum)

This series will cover the basics of plant pollination in a hands-on way.  Following a short lecture portion, participants will have an opportunity to actually pollinate the large flowers of Amaryllis and make their own crosses.  These will be recorded and several weeks later, participants will harvest seeds of their controlled breeding efforts.  The seeds will then be germinated and participants will keep the plants. Due to the unpredictable nature of the plants’ blooming, and seeding, additional sessions will be scheduled until all participants have pollinated flowers, collected seeds and planted them.

Activity Level: Easy
Leaders:
  Jesse Perry
Registration information:
Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For questions on program content, please contact Jesse Perry  at 919.851.9601

For information about registration, please contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.