You think alpine plants are small? You should see the seeds! Join us for a virtual presentation with the Gardens’ Conservation Scientist, Emily Griffoul. A behind-the-scenes look at the process of conserving the alpine through the plants that are the backbone of this fragile ecosystem.

Griffoul is leading the implementation of the Gardens’ North American Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation to promote understanding and protection of vulnerable alpine species and habitats through ex-situ collections, surveys and mapping of alpine areas, collaborations with partners in other gardens and federal agencies, and engaging with the public. She collects seed for preservation and propagation and surveys the alpine areas in Colorado with rare and endangered plants to develop understanding of the alpine and identify and address threats. 

Brought to you in partnership with Vail Public Library and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read.