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​Theo Witsell Featured in AP Story About Botany

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANHC’s botanist Theo Witsell was recently featured in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) in over 100 media outlets across the U.S. and internationally. The article focused on the importance of herbaria and the decline in herbaria and botany programs across the U.S.

The AP reporter, Claudia Lauer, accompanied Theo on a field trip to see the threatened Missouri bladderpod (Physaria filiformis) in rural Arkansas. She also toured the ANHC Herbarium, learning about what an herbarium is and how it is used.

Since the article was published, Theo has received correspondence from young people interested in pursuing careers in botany.



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