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632[BSW] Next meeting: May 6 - Jonathan Amith

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  • Kathy Bilton
    Apr 15, 2014
      May 6th meeting + April 19 field trip

      The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 PM. The speaker, Jonathan
      Amith, had been scheduled to speak in March but that meeting was cancelled
      because of the snow.

      Flyer for meeting: http://botsoc.org/may14.doc

      He will give a short talk which will be followed by a screening of
      Silvestre PantaleĆ³n.

      Ethnobotany, Material Culture, and Linguistics:

      A documentary film about an elderly Nahuatl-speaking man, Silvestre
      PantaleĆ³n, provides a window into a precarious world of rapid change: the
      demise of an endangered language, a shifting local ecology, and the
      displacement of local crafts by commercial manufactures. Approaching
      ethnobotany from the perspective of linguistics and material culture
      creates an opportunity to explore the impact of the aforementioned changes
      on how local flora is talked about and used.

      Location: VZ Conference Room WG33 (West Wing-Ground floor) Smithsonian
      Institution, National Museum of Natural History

      Light refreshments will be served

      Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
      1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (202-347-7707), diagonally across from the
      Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the
      museum. Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) is the closest Metro Station and
      Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue) is nearby.

      If you do not have an SI badge, please let Rob Soreng (sorengr@...)
      know by May 5 if you are coming to the meeting so that he can arrange for


      The second trip of the season to Bear Island and the Canal is coming up
      this Saturday, April 19. Meet across from Old Angler's at 9 a.m.
      Map for meeting spot: http://goo.gl/maps/NE7HT

      More info: http://botsoc.org/bswfieldtrips.html