Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t

Free Talk on May 24 at KCC

“The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions” is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Carol Baskin on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi.

The fifth lecture in NTBG-KCC’s ‘What in the World’ series will explore the tiny world of seeds as Dr. Baskin, a plant ecology professor at the University of Kentucky, reveals how a seed’s timing affects its habitat. Baskin will also discuss diversity in seed germination and dormancy from a global perspective and in comparison with the seeds of Hawaiian plants.

In her talk, Baskin will illuminate the cycle of seed germination, maturation, and reproduction in relation to a seed’s timing and explain what makes some seeds more successful than others and explore why not all seeds “sleep.”

The ‘What in the World’ lecture series goes on hiatus June through August, resuming from September. This series is one of the many collaborations between the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kauai Community College. Both NTBG and KCC share a common goal of quality education. NTBG is a not-for-profit institution, headquartered in Kalāheo. KCC, which is part of the University of Hawai‘i system, operates a large campus in Līhu‘e.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance.

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Speaker, Dr. Carol Baskin.

Speaker, Dr. Carol Baskin.

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