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SLO Botanical Garden – Wildflower and Botanical Adventure

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Wildflower and Botanical Adventure
with Botany Professors, Matt Ritter and Jenn Yost

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – California is home to more than 5,000 native plant species, and more than one-third of which occur nowhere else in the world! Take a botanical adventure to visit beautiful and endemic plants with two of California’s most celebrated botany professors on Saturday March 28 from 8AM to 5PM. Join Cal Poly’s Matt Ritter and Jenn Yost in the height of wildflower season for a wildflower tour on a private ranch in eastern San Luis Obispo County. Matt and Jenn will pick you up in San Luis Obispo at 8AM, provide all the transportation, botanical wit, and a delicious picnic lunch. This amazing opportunity is a fundraiser for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is open to only 8 lucky people

The cost is $200 for Garden members. This adventure is limited to 8 participants, register now to reserve your spot!  To register online visit, or call 805.541.1400×304.

Matt Ritter, Ph.D. is a professor in the Biology Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As a scientific author, his publications foster a sense of appreciation for California’s unique flora.  A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us and California Plants: A Guide to our Iconic Flora, are two such examples. As a college professor, he helps young people cultivate their curiosity and learn more about the organisms in our world.


 Jenn Yost, Ph.D. is the Director of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium and Associate Biology Professor at Cal Poly. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cal Poly, and her Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz. Jenn co-teaches field botany and her research interests include plant evolution and adaptation. Her teaching style emphasizes the cultivation of curiosity and is filled with fun botanical wit. She is the second Vice President of the California Botany Society.

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