Many in the Cornell horticulture community embarked on expeditions of note over the break:
Mark Bridgen and Betsy Lamb led students in Special Topics in Horticulture: Plant Biodiversity (PLHRT 4940) on a trip to Chile for hands-on study and exploration of wild and native plants, commercial breeding programs, and botanical gardens and arboreta to supplement their classroom experiences last fall. See more pictures from the trip on their class blog.
Bryan Duff and 13 undergraduates traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they spent all day every day for a week embedded in an elementary school that is turning to project-based learning to boost student motivation and performance. Bryan and the students taught the children to use video-making equipment and then guided them in making music videos for songs celebrating Black History Month.
Marvin Pritts traveled to Myanmar with other faculty and students in IARD 6020 – International Agriculture in Developing Nations.
Click on thumbnails below to see more scenes from Myanmar: