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Ethnobotany walk Aug. 8 at Connecticut College Arboretum

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Manuel Lizarralde, associate professor of anthropology at Connecticut College, will lead an ethnobotany walk in the Connecticut College Arboretum Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants may join Professor Lizarralde at the main entrance of the Native Plant Collection on Williams Street.

He will point out some of the most important trees and shrubs in the arboretum from an ethnobotanical perspective and give information on how the various plants were used by Native Americans for medicinal and other purposes. Participants will see white ash, American beech, sugar maple and many other plants.

Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationships that exist between people and plants.

For further information or to register, call 860-439-5060. The registration fee is $7 for arboretum members and $9 for the general public.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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July 28, 2009