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Botany and Art and Their Roles in Conservation

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Life Sciences +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old)

Lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce students to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, specifically their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. The students try their own hands at botanical illustration, following the methods of a Smithsonian artist. Also included here are additional resources on the topic: a one-hour webinar and a website.

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