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Tiny Talks & Tours Series Part Two with Heather Schneider, senior rare plant conservation scientist

Heather Schenider, Ph.D.
Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
August 12, 2024
5:00PM - 6:30PM

We invite Garden members to join us for part two of our Tiny Talks & Tours Series, hosted by Heather Schneider, Ph.D., senior rare plant conservation scientist. Come enjoy complimentary refreshments and cheese, while learning all about what our Rare Plant Team has been up to!

You’ll hear about our work protecting and restoring rare plants, including a discovery made by our team while studying the federally and state endangered California Jewelflower (hint: it involves the endangered, and very cute, Giant Kangaroo Rat!). The event will include a Q&A session and a behind-the-scenes tour if time allows.

Additional Series Dates:

July 24, 2024: Part One: Ecology Talk with Denise Knapp, director of conservation & research

September 10, 2024: Part Three: Biodiversity Talk with Matt Guilliams, Tucker Systematist and Curator of the Clifton Smith Herbarium


This event is free and open exclusively to Garden members. Registration is required, so sign up today!

About Heather Schneider, Ph.D.

Senior Rare Plant Conservation Scientist Heather Schneider, Ph.D., oversees the Rare Plant Conservation Program, which includes conducting research, implementing conservation and recovery actions, managing the Conservation Seed Bank, and providing outreach and education opportunities focused on California’s rare plants. Heather’s research interests and experience are in plant ecology, seed banks, conservation, invasive plants, and evolutionary biology. She earned a doctorate in botany and plant sciences from the University of California, Riverside, worked as an ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before joining Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Heather has been working to understand and protect the California flora since 2005. 

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