Next meeting: 7 PM, Tuesday, January 4
Speaker: Christopher Drummond of Georgetown University will speak about
lupines. (Exact title of talk will be sent later.)
Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), third floor of the new
East Court building Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural
History, 10th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at http://www.teaism.com
Teaism, 8th and D.
St. N.W. (Nearest Metro station: Archives/Navy Memorial - yellow and green
lines) - It's 3 and 1/2 blocks from the National Museum of Natural
The 2005 Printable Alien Plants calendar is available at:
From: Alan Whittemore
1) The Washington Academy of Sciences is expanding their "STARS" (Science
and Technology Aptitude Recognition for Schools) youth-in-science
outreach program, and would like to hear from people willing to judge
one (or more) school science project contests. Typically this will
involve about a 4-hour commitment at a participating school (in the DC,
MD or Northern VA area) sometime in the January 15-March 31, 2005 time
frame. If you are interested, please e-mail Paul Hazan
) a one-liner by December 15th 2004, saying "I would
like to be included in the WAS Judges' Roster,"and include your name,
e-mail, address and telephone number. You will be notified as soon as
the schools notify him of their event dates. If you have already signed
up, you do NOT need to respond again.
2) Doug Ripley would like to have material pertaining to Society
activities in the years 1977-1990 for the Archives. Our archives cover
the period from the establishment of the Society (1902) through Larry
Skog's presidency (1976) very well, and the period of Sam Rainey and
Doug's terms as archivist (1991 to date), but there is a gap in our
documentation from 1977 to 1990; anyone who has material from this
period, please send Doug a copy for the archive.
The answer to the seasonal botanical trivia question which I included in
the last email is below.
What genus of plant was the ship the Mayflower named for?
b) Epigaea (note corrected spelling)
Although some webpages, for example,
may say that the ship was named for Epigaea, in fact, it was apparently
named for some species of Crataegus.
(BTW - Epigaea repens is the state flower of Massachusetts and the
provincial flower of Nova Scotia. I believe it only occurs in North
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