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Fellows host Chicago Interns

Fellows host Chicago Interns
Interns and Fellows from 3 Chicago botanical institutions sharing research experiences

On Friday, July 28th, 2017, the Center for Tree Science -Undergraduate Research Fellows welcomed research interns from the Field Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden. Fellows and interns from the Arboretum practiced their science communication skills as they gave informal presentations about the research projects being conducted in our Living Collections, the East Woods, and the Prairie Restoration experiment.

A fellow stands in the Oak Collection talking about her research
Discussing bacterial leaf scorch in Mongolian Oaks
Silvia Alvarez Clare


A morning tram tour was a great way to highlight some of the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres...

A group of interns standing next to the Acorn Express Tram
A great way to see the Arboretum!
Silvia Alvarez Clare


...and after lunch, students toured the research labs and fellows demonstrated equipment and techniques. 

A student demonstrates lab techniques surrounded by research equipment
Explaining the relationship between root systems, soil characteristics, and fungal communities
Silvia Alvarez Clare

Throughout the day, everyone had the opportunity to see some of the amazing Oragami in the Garden exhibit, large-scale metal sculptures based on the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.

A copper-colered, metal squirrel and acorn on display in the gardens
Oragami squirrel welcomes guests near the Visitor Center
Christine E. Carrier


Our thanks to the interns and staff from the Chicago Botanic Garden and Field Museum for joining us!