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      October 20, 2017

      Friday   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      1 Haywood Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Science Pub: Saving the American Chestnut

      Join Asheville Museum of Science at The Collider for October’s Science Pub: Saving the American Chestnut with Dr. Jared Westbrook.

      The American Chestnut was once considered the finest chestnut tree in the world. These trees covered the Eastern United States landscape, numbering in the billions. Standing 100 feet tall, these trees were an important food source for a wide variety of wildlife. At the beginning of the 20th century the chestnut blight devastated the American Chestnut. By 1950 the fungus had eliminated the American Chestnut as a mature forest tree.

      Dr. Westbrook, and the American Chestnut Foundation team, are working hard to restore this American icon. Through their state of the art genetics research they are growing ever closer to preserving and revitalizing this American Icon!

      Join AMOS at The Collider for this fascinating free science lecture series. Doors to The Collider open at 5:30 pm, and the talk begins at 6:30 pm. Beverages and lite bites are provided by Asheville Brewers Alliance & Ingles Markets.

      Categories: Education | Museums & Attractions | Science

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