Mark Plotkin to lecture today at 4 p.m. at Tulane
Renowned ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin, a New Orleans native, will be giving a free lecture today at Tulane University on “Rum, Pirates and Medicinal Plants from New Orleans to the Amazon.”
The lecture, part of the Marcia Monroe Conery series, will be held in Room 212, the Qatar Ballroom, of the Lavin Bernick Center at 4:00 p.m.
Plotkin has studied in the rainforests and other far-flung areas of Central and South America, learning firsthand from the shamans (traditional healers) he has encountered there over the course of the past 30 years.
A holder of a Ph.D. degree, he is the co-founder of the Amazon Conservation Team – US located in Arlington, VA.
A catered reception will follow across the hall in room 203.