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11/7/2008

EAC lecture series explains “More than you ever wanted to know about cacti”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus presents “More than you ever wanted to know about cacti” in its lecture series at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. [EAC–Trena Grantham]
 

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will present the next in its lecture series with the topic, “More than you ever wanted to know about cacti,” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008. The free multimedia slide show will take place in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus.

“Cacti are simply amazing plants,” says campus dean Harry Swanson. “They are so adapted to the desert environment that many can survive for years without water.”

Swanson will lecture on the taphonomy (the study of the creation of fossils), beauty, and uses of many of the cacti found in the American southwest.

“Cacti have the most beautiful–almost iridescent–flowers, serve as homes for many wild critters, and are a source of nourishment for both man and beast,” explains Swanson. “We invite everyone to come as we discuss the many varieties of cacti, both large and very small, found here in Arizona.”

For more information about this lecture or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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