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Events

Cornell Food & Brand Lab - Consumer Camp 2015

Apr 25 | 10:00 am

- Learn about the latest cutting edge research on food and eating behaviors. ...

Location: Warren Hall | Event type: Special Event

Historical Family Fun at Cornell's botanical garden

Apr 25 | 1:00 pm

Discover what life was like in Ithaca at the time of Cornell’s Charter signing, with hands-on activities based on the diaries of local youth from the 1860's! Taste delicate cake, make a broom, play...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Special Event

Cornell and Global Poverty Reduction: Philanthropy, Policy and Scholarship

Apr 25 | 3:00 pm

This session honors Cornell’s prominent brand name and rich history of leadership in international development and poverty reduction. A distinguished keynote speaker and a panel of leading global...

Location: Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler

Natural Areas Academy: Dig In!

Apr 30 | 4:00 pm

If you love spending time in natural areas and want to learn how to protect them, then join Cornell Plantations’ Natural Areas Academy (NAA) this spring! We will focus on creating a rain garden,...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 1 | 8:00 am

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum.

Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum | Event type: Tour

"Computational models of the development and diversity of leaves"- Dr. Przemysław Prusinkiewicz

May 1 | 11:15 am

Przemysław Prusinkiewicz...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Natural Areas Academy: Dig In!

May 2 | 1:00 pm

If you love spending time in natural areas and want to learn how to protect them, then join Cornell Plantations’ Natural Areas Academy (NAA) this spring! We will focus on creating a rain garden,...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 3 | 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks will be held rain or shine

Location: Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity | Event type: Tour

"A potential role for small LysM proteins in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis"- Alexa Schmitz

May 6 | 12:20 pm

Alexa Schmitz PPPMB exit seminar Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 8 | 8:00 am

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum.

Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum | Event type: Tour

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 10 | 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks will be held rain or shine

Location: Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity | Event type: Tour

Evening Wildflower Walk

May 14 | 7:00 pm

Tour the woodland pathways and plant habitats of the Mundy Wildflower Garden, an 8-acre natural area with naturalistic gardens. Early spring is the ideal season for learning the natural history and...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 15 | 8:00 am

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum.

Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum | Event type: Tour

"How do plants read their own shape?"- Olivier Hamant

May 15 | 11:15 am

Olivier Hamant- INRA...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 17 | 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks will be held rain or shine

Location: Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity | Event type: Tour

CROPS 2015

May 18

CROPS 2015 is being co-hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Georgia. This conference will bring together leading genomic researchers and plant breeders to explore...

Location: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology | Event type: Conference/Workshop

CROPS 2015

May 19

CROPS 2015 is being co-hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Georgia. This conference will bring together leading genomic researchers and plant breeders to explore...

Location: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Painting the Trees

May 19 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

CROPS 2015

May 20

CROPS 2015 is being co-hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Georgia. This conference will bring together leading genomic researchers and plant breeders to explore...

Location: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Home Grown Peppers

May 20 | 7:00 pm

2015 is the Year of the Pepper at Plantations! In this presentation you’ll learn about the natural and cultural history of peppers, the fascinating diversity of pepper varieties, and some tips and...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

CROPS 2015

May 21

CROPS 2015 is being co-hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Georgia. This conference will bring together leading genomic researchers and plant breeders to explore...

Location: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 22 | 8:00 am

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum.

Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum | Event type: Tour

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 24 | 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks will be held rain or shine

Location: Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity | Event type: Tour

Painting the Trees

May 26 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 29 | 8:00 am

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum.

Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum | Event type: Tour

Birds & Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

May 31 | 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks will be held rain or shine

Location: Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity | Event type: Tour

Painting the Trees

Jun 2 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Spring Plant Sale

Jun 6 | 9:00 am

Take home some of our gardeners’ top picks for your own home landscape! This spring’s offerings will include a wide variety of perennials, and some new additions to the horticulture trade. Recess...

Location: Plant Production Facility | Event type: Special Event

Painting the Trees

Jun 9 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 13 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 14 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Painting the Trees

Jun 16 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 20 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 21 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Painting the Trees

Jun 23 | 1:00 pm

The landscapes of the Plantations abound with hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Over the course of six Tuesday afternoons we will sketch and paint a variety of specimens. The outdoor setting...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 27 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jun 28 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 4 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 5 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 11 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 12 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 18 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 19 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 25 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Jul 26 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 1 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 2 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 8 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 9 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 15 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 16 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 22 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 23 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 29 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Aug 30 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 5 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 6 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 12 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 13 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 19 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 26 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour

Botanical Garden Tours

Sep 27 | 1:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Tour