Hi Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists!
The next BPTMN Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Please join us as we welcome Professor Elizabeth Mellott of Collin College for a presentation on Cataloguing Plant Life in Nature from Early Botanists to Today.
This will be a HYBRID meeting.
Members will be able to attend this chapter meeting in one of two ways:
- In-person at the Heard Museum Science Resource Center (SRC) or
- Online via Zoom (Register below)
Pizza Party Invitation (See attached Invitation)
- We are having a “Pizza Pot Luck” before the meeting
- Pizza will be provided by the BPTMN Board
- Sign up to bring a sides, dessert, or drinks https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4DAFAD29A5F85-potluck
- Food and fellowship starts at 6:30 PM
- Be sure to wear your name tag!
- Coffee and tea will be available. Please bring your own cup! Let’s do our part to reduce waste!
- Masks are optional for in-person attendees. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Program: Blackland Prairie Chapter Meeting – September 2022
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
- SRC Doors will open at 6:00
- Pizza Pot Luck will begin at 6:30 PM
- Zoom meeting waiting room will open at 6:45 PM
- Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM
Naturalist Talk Speaker: Elizabeth Mellott, Professor of Photography at Collin College
Topic: Cataloguing Plant Life in Nature from Early Botanists to Today
Description: Drawing on inspiration from Master Naturalists and Botanists, Professor Mellott will speak on historic and alternative photographic methods of cataloging nature, such as the cyanotype used by 19th century botanists, and the ways of cataloging nature that botanists, naturalists, and artists use today.
Her presentation will include instructions on how to make cyanotypes, an early way of cataloging plant specimens before photography was invented in the 19th century. The first 25 members/visitors to sign in at the SRC will be given a packet of treated paper and instructions on how to make their own cyanotypes.
Ms. Mellott is a professor of photography and teaches photography and book arts. As an artist, she crosses boundaries seamlessly, incorporating a mix of mediums. The majority of her work is alternative and sculptural with an emphasis on photography. Conceptually she creates art pertaining to social concerns, and her current project examines our role as stewards of the environment. Elizabeth Mellott exhibits internationally with her work housed in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.
Physical Meeting Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069, Science Resource Center (SRC) building
Directions to SRC: Drive through Heard gates; go past parking lot and museum building; continue until the road ends at the large white SRC building.
Online Zoom Meeting Registration:
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This meeting will be recorded and posted on the BPTMN Vimeo page – https://vimeo.com/bptmn
Logging AT: The monthly meeting presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour of AT. Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour) with presentation description: “Elizabeth Mellott, Cataloguing Plant Life”
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