Fascination of Plants Day

Fascination of Plants Day is an international celebration of plants and plant research. The Department of Plant Biology hosted students from the East Palo Alto Academy (EPASA), an outreach program for 7th and 8th graders run by the Stanford Science in Service Program. Kelly Beck and Theresa Metz from Stanford worked with Jose Dinneny at DPB to organize an event centered on revealing the fascinating biology of plants using various microscopy techniques. Students worked with DPB scientists to prepare plant samples and image them using Fluorescence, Luminescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy. At the end of the event, EPASA students presented pictures they had taken and later received a picture book with these photos to remember the event.