Journey of Discovery: A Botanist on the Trail of Lewis & Clark


Program Description:

As they made their way westward, the Corps of Discovery encountered plants and animals unknown to the worldwide scientific community. The botanical collections made by the explorers and their detailed journal entries have just been made available to the public. The speaker traveled the Lewis & Clark trail from St. Louis to Fort Clatsop, Oregon and her botanical travelogue weaves together images of the landscape and its plant species, monuments, and restored sites, and journal entries made by Lewis & Clark on their historic journey.


Janet R. Sullivan

Janet Sullivan, Ph.D., U. of Oklahoma, is an associate professor of plant biology athe the University of New Hampshire. Her research specialization is the systematics of the Physalis, a member of the nightshade family. She is also interested in pollination biology and the flora of New England.

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