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MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting and Program

  • 02/17/2015
  • 7:00 PM
  • Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327

Topic: The Brief Blooms of Alaska: Iñupiat Above the Arctic Circle

Speaker: Sunshine Brosi, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Frostburg State University

Last summer Sunshine Brosi taught a field based ‘Introduction to Ethnobotany’ course through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Chukchi College. The two week course took place on a fish camp outside of Kotzebue, Alaska, thirty miles north of the Arctic Circle. Dr. Brosi will describe the flora of the tundra above the Chukchi Sea and along the Noatak River, the largest undisturbed watershed in North America. Dr. Brosi will share stories from Iñupiat Elders and the inclusion of plants into traditional meals and medicine. This free program will begin immediately following a brief MNPS chapter business meeting. The public is welcome to attend. 

Directions: From I-68 take exit 33 (Braddock Rd & Midlothian Rd exit). Follow Braddock Road approximately 1.3 miles to stop sign. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Drive a short distance and turn left, following signs for the Compton Parking Lot.

No registration.



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