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Lunch and Learn: Tulip Poplar

Thursday, January 20, 12:00 pm12:30 pm


Thursday, January 20
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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Registration required
Free / Donations welcome

The tulip tree is among the tallest American hardwoods. High or low, the tulip tree has made a mark on our American natural history. Join us as we explore its unique poplarity in nature, through food, and in music with La’ Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, activist, and poet.

Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

$5 Recommended Donation/Free for Members

Portrait of La' Portia Perkins with arms folded and smiling

La’ Portia J. Perkins

La’ Portia J. Perkins is Florida-born – Virginia-raised wildlife/forester, social scientist, artist, and poet. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy from Clemson University and an M.S. in Forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. La’ Portia’s job and work centers the African-diasporic experience with land management and nature in the Southeast with a focus on storytelling and connection.

Herbarium specimen of a tulip poplar leaf

Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera, Woods of Staten Island, 1877, N.L. Britton, SIM0002607, Collection of the Staten Island Museum