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Upstate Program on Floral Color and Pollinators

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Floral Color and Pollinators

Did you ever wonder how so much variation in flower color is maintained within species? Have your heard of ultraviolet ‘nectar guides’ on flowers?  On Tuesday, February 18, at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton. Matt Koski, Assistant Professor at Clemson University, will discuss research on flower color evolution. He will offer some explanations of the forces affecting floral evolution.

Who is Matt Koski?

Koski grew up in Michigan.  He became fascinated with flowering plant diversity during field courses as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. Later, he worked as a botany intern for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the high desert and Sierra Nevada.  He then conducted field work on tropical forest community dynamics in Puerto Rico.  Matt discovered that flower color variations are due not only to pollinators, but to environmental factors as well.  Come out and hear about his fascinating research.

Program location

The event will be at Tri-County Technical Center, 7900 US-76 • Pendleton, SC 29670 in Marshall Parker Auditorium in Oconee Hall.  As you enter the campus at the traffic light (the south entrance), the driveway you want is to the left.  HOWEVER, you cannot turn left as you enter.  Please drive ahead to the first place you can make a u-turn and head back toward the traffic light.  Just before the light, turn right onto the one-way access road in front of the buildings.  You will pass Miller Hall, Anderson Hall  and Pickens Hall before coming to Oconee Hall on the right.  You may park in any of the student/faculty spots along the one-way drive.  There are also two  parking lots just past Oconee Hall.  Lot H-1 and Lot H-2 available for us in the evening.   Please go to https://www.tctc.edu/media/2966/pendleton-campus-map.pdf and print a map of the campus.  There will be signs  marking the building entrance.

The meeting starts at 7pm.  Arrive at 6:30 for socializing and refreshments.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  More information at www.scnps.org.


February 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Oconee Hall, Tri County Technical College, Pendleton, SC
7900 US-76
Pendleton, SC 29670 United States