Pitzer Offers Ethnobotany Lecture Wednesday, April 12

Local Tongva tribal leader Mark Acuña will discuss Pitzer’s Pre-Columbian Garden

Claremont, Calif. (April 4, 2006) – Pitzer College is offering a lecture titled “Pre-Columbian Garden: Pitzer’s Hidden Treasure” by local Tongva tribal member and Dance Captain emeritus, Mark Acuña, on the evening of Wednesday, April 12.

Acuña is a recognized expert on plant uses by Native Americans, and has been involved in the education programs at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, and the Southwest Museum.

The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will follow at 7 p.m. in Broad Center Performance Space located at the northwest corner of the campus. Prior to the lecture, Mark Acuña and Arboretum Manager, Joe Clements, will offer a walking tour of the Rodman Arboretum, highlighting native plant collections that reflect plants used by Native Americans prior to European contact.

For more information, please call (909) 607-3608 or email [email protected].

Additional information is also available at https://www.pitzer.edu/news_center/events/index.asp

Wednesday, April 12
Arboretum Walk: 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Reception: 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.
Lecture: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Broad Center Performance Space at Pitzer College

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