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Wallace, Jon [1].

Exploring Land Plant Evolution, Coal Balls and Insectivorous Plants in a Class.

This workshop will try to put plant evolution into perspective. I will start with the early Devonian (~400 MYA) land plants and show numerous examples of fossils which exemplify the tremendous diversity of this kingdom. Particular attention will be paid to the Carboniferous Period (~ 350 MYA) and participants will make their own coal ball peel to take home. Each participant will receive a CD copy of my PowerPoint presentation on land plant evolution, two booklets I made to help identify Carboniferous coal ball peel plants, as well as a set of labs I use with Venus Flytraps. I will have some coal balls (about 15) to give out to interested participants as well.

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1 - 111 Birden St., Torrington, CT, 06790, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Workshops
Session: WS07
Location: 553A/Convention Center
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Time: 10:15 AM
Number: WS07001
Abstract ID:1047

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