Tennessee Technological University (Hollister Herbarium, Tennessee Technological University)

Log Number: MA-245379-OMS-20

The Hollister Herbarium at Tennessee Tech University will implement "Rooting Students in their Botanical History" - an educational module targeted for 11th and 12th grade biology students. The module will address "plant blindness," a phenomenon defined as the failure to notice or appreciate plants. The herbarium will collaborate with three Tennessee high school biology teachers, a videographer, and a graduate research assistant to increase knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of plants over the three-year project. Students also will get to know herbarium specimens as an essential resource for information about the natural world.