Flaunt Your Flora - A Botanical Show-and-Tell


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:45pm




Unitarian Church Annex , second floor (208 E Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY)


Show pictures or artwork, read a poem, ask a burning question, or explain your latest plant-related theory or discovery.  This event provides an opportunity to share your "phyto" stuff  (tangible and otherwise) with fellow members…. 

Flaunt Your Flora  - A Botanical Show-and-Tell

This annual FLNPS program, originally called “Members’ Night,” began in 2015, and has proved to be popular. Attendees have enjoyed the variety of presentations and a chance to learn about their fellow members' interests and talents. (See the link on our website for reviews of prior Members’ Nights.)  So we'll do it again on January 15th, 2020.  And of course we'll need your help!

If you like to take photos, paint, draw, write poetry (or read the poems of others), do needlepoint, sing and play music, tell stories, or do anything else with a plant-related theme that you think others might enjoy, please come and share your talents and enthusiasm with us. You can make a presentation or bring interesting objects for the exhibit table.

The more participation we have, the more fun this evening will be. If you would like to do a presentation (or a mini poster presentation at the exhibit table), please contact Audrey Bowe (aeb286@cornell.edu) by January 8th, 2020, with the following information:

 Presentation topic and format
 Any technical support needed
(e.g., video projector, microphone, etc.)
 Estimated presentation length 
(can be anywhere from 2 – 20 minutes)
 Any preference for your position
in the evening's sequence (earlier vs. later)
 Your email address and phone number
 Any questions, or information you think is important.

Exhibit Table: Please consider bringing interesting plant-related items to be included on the exhibit table. Items may be arts and crafts, peculiar seed pods, cartoons, etc. For self-explanatory displays, there's no need to let us know in advance, unless your item is bigger than a breadbox, or can't sit on a tabletop. (If so, contact Gin Mistry at ginmistry@gmail.com.) But please come ten or fifteen minutes before 7:00 p.m., to make sure your item gets set up the way you want it. You may wish to include a small card with your name and perhaps an identification or brief explanation of the item. If you'd like to do something more like a scientific poster presentation (where you actively explain details to the exhibit viewers), we welcome that at the exhibit table too. In that case, please let both Audrey and Gin know of your plans as early as possible, and no later than the January 8th deadline mentioned above. 

We look forward to seeing you at the sixth iteration of this program. Help us make it as fun and fascinating as the first five!