2015 Native Plant Conference

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Scholarships are available for student/ beginning professional2015-flyer-Native-Plant-Conf/ K-12 educators to attend the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, July 15-18, held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Individuals who can demonstrate an interest in native plants and their use in the landscape – through horticulture, botany, ecology, landscape architecture/design, education, or a related field – are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Online applications are available at the conference website: http://nativeplantconference.wcu.edu and are due April 17, 2015.

The Cullowhee Conference provides an excellent laid-back, informal setting for undergraduate and graduate students to present research with two options available – poster session and/or a Lunch ‘n Learn 40-minute presentation. Prizes are awarded in the poster session for Graduate Design, Graduate Scientific, Undergraduate Design, and Undergraduate Scientific categories. Applications can also be found at the conference website, http://nativeplantconference.wcu.edu  and these are due May 29, 2015.

About the Conference

The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference convenes each summer
on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Since 1984 when the Tennessee Valley Authority provided an outreach grant to fund a “Plant Utilization” meeting, the Cullowhee Conference has endeavored to serve as the meeting ground for botanists, designers, professors, students, growers, consumers and native plant enthusiasts. Through interactive field trips, workshops, lectures and social networking opportunities, the conference provides a forum for many different professions to discuss and debate the role and impact of native plants and conservation in our communities.

Please pass this information on to any person you think would be interested in participating in the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference.

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