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Have you ever wondered what your Monstera deliciosa would be like in the wild? Why Tillandsia don’t require soil? Join us to learn about the unique adaptations plants have to survive in their natural habitats, and how that impacts their care in your home. Led by Botanical Garden staff Terry Huang and Jules Cooch, this intimate conversation will cover a variety of popular houseplants and connect them to interesting specimens in the Garden. 
Though much of our programming is free, this special event is limited to Garden Members. Members will receive a direct email invitation and Zoom link. 
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Join scientists Dr. Regan Dunn, Assistant Curator at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and Jessie George, UCLA PhD Candidate, to explore local fossilized plants from the world famous La Brea Tar Pits. Learn how ancient floras reveal a rich history of climatic and environmental change in Los Angeles and Southern California over the last several millennia leading to the formation of our modern day ecosystems. This public event is free! 
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Our Home, How California's Landscape is Evolving
Tuesday February 23rd 
5:30-6:30pm PST  -  Zoom

Learn about California's changing climate and ecosystems from UCLA experts, including our very own Garden Director Victoria Sork! Hosted by UCLA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, this special free virtual event will also feature H. Bradley Shaffer and Morgan Tingley, and will be moderated by Karen Sears.
 
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Gardening with Native Plants:
Theodore Payne Foundation Winter Plants Sale & Garden Tour

Ready to add more California native plants to your life? Our friends at the Theodore Payne Foundation can safely provide you with a wide variety of plants at their Winter Plant Sale and plenty of gardening inspiration on their annual Native Plant Garden Tour. Have a patio? Check out this great LA Times article with TPF's recommendations for native species that grow well in containers
Welcome Janice Shintaku to the Garden Team!
We are excited to welcome Janice Shintaku of UCLA Life Sciences Development to the Botanical Garden team! Janice will help support the Garden's fundraising efforts.  
We wish Nina Devries the best of luck in her new position and will miss her passion for engaging the community with the Botanical Garden.
Bruin Beekeepers Newsletter
The UCLA student group Bruin Beekeepers are on a mission to educate the importance of bees in the ecosystem, learn about their contribution towards human food supply, design and build bee nests that will be placed in the UCLA Botanical Garden and around So-Cal, and appreciate some delicious honey. They've been hard at work to bring you their most recent newsletter. You can follow them on Instagram at @bruinbeekeepers
Open Position: Herbarium Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA
We are excited to announce this joint position with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Work includes curation of the plant collection and herbarium library, undergraduate teaching/mentoring, and opportunity for research. If you’re a recent PhD recipient with a background in plant systematics, have experience with herbarium curation, and knowledge of California Flora, we’d love to hear from you! Apply here.
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