In Your Classroom

Need a guest lecturer for your university or college class on a botany, horticulture or biodiversity-related topic? When available, UBC Botanical Garden expert staff members can deliver an in-classroom presentation to your students. Please contact UBC Botanical Garden with your proposed topic a minimum of four weeks in advance of your preferred earliest date, in order for the Garden to determine if a lecturer is available for both the date and the topic. If your classroom is not located on the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey Campus, a fee will be assessed to cover staff time, travel and other costs.

Examples of Recent Classroom Lectures

A lecture on “Plants and Technology” to UBC’s Applied Science 261: Technology and Society I course. This lecture highlighted topics such as biomimicry and the industrial uses of plants. The lecture “Flora of Garibaldi Provincial Park” is given each year to Conservation Biology 451 students, in preparation for a class field trip to an alpine environment. Historic slides from UBC Botanical Garden’s archival John Davidson collection are featured.

“The Importance of Ex Situ Conservation” has been given in recent years to students in BIOL 416: Conservation Biology.