Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – What a Plant Knows
Join The Arnold Arboretum for a captivating journey into the lives of plants—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep—with renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz. Director, Manna Center for Plant Biosciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants at Tel Aviv University. Highlighting the latest research in plant science, he will take us into the lives of different types of plants, and draw parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. Covering touch, sound, smell, sight, and even memory, Chamovitz considers whether it’s too much to ask if plants are aware. His book, What a Plant Knows, is a true field guide to the senses for science buffs and green thumbs, and for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of our place in nature. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Fee $5 member, $20 nonmember. Register on line at www.arboretum.harvard.edu.