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Research Greenhouse

The Biology Department Greenhouses offer excellent educational opportunities for the community. In the plant teaching collection students have on hand a remarkably diverse source of plant materials for observation and experimentation in general biology, plant anatomy, physiology, genetics and ecology. This collection of plants is open to the public and is housed in the forward rooms of the facility. In all, the greenhouse covers over 12,000 square feet and is divided into 20 rooms by a modern system of independent, solid state controllers, evaporative cooling pads, fin-tube radiation, humidifiers and automatic venting. The greenhouses are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Friday. Visitors may call to schedule tours in advance (preferably three weeks early) at (919) 660-7334

  • Fit with Standard Course of Study: click here
  • Most Appropriate Age Groups: 5 years and up
  • Number of Students that can be Accommodated: 20
  • Pretrip Resources: teacher optional
  • Hands-on Activities: handle various plants, plant recognition, watering, planting plants, and insect inspection
  • Post-trip Activities: plant studies and recognition
  • Map and Directions: click here
  • Contact Information: Marcia Kirinus (919-660-7334)
  • Student’s Perspective on the Lab: click here
  • Link to Lab Web Pages: click here

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