Coming Events

Upcoming MARS Events

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.  Click here to view video archives of previous meetings.

The following MARS and ARS District One Zoom meetings are open to club members and the public.  MARS members also have access to many other fascinating and informative Zoom presentations by associate clubs — please join us to get on our notification list!

 

MARS April Zoom Social

Keep in touch during COVID!

This is a Zoom social meeting on our regular MARS meeting night (the second Wednesday of each month).  MARS President Glen Jamieson will present a short educational talk, and we’ll all have a chance to visit.  Hope to ‘see’ you there!

Location: Live Zoom connection 
Date:
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM PDT

Invitations and instructions for the ZOOM connection will be emailed to all registered members.

 

 

MARS April Virtual Meeting

Vietnam In Spring:  Treasures of the Cloud Forest

Brian White will present ‘Vietnam In Spring’, a talk that will complement Steve Hootman’s November talk on ‘Vietnam in the Fall’.  Focused on the Five Fingers area, Brian will show us images of the rhododendrons in flower as well as some of the other plants found growing with them.

Location: Live Zoom connection 
Date:
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM

Invitations and instructions for the ZOOM connection will be emailed to all registered members.

Brian White works in tourism, and worked with the people at Mt. Fancipans to construct a trail to the summit in a sustainable way. 

 

MARS May Virtual Meeting

The New Zealand Ex Situ Rhododendron Conservation Project

All the way from Massey University in New Zealand, senior lecturer Dr. Marion MacKay will present a talk on the New Zealand ex situ Rhododendron Conservation Project.

Because our audience is mostly private individuals who like to grow rhodos at home rather than folk from botanic gardens, the talk will speak to what the private collection holder can do or how they can participate (with also a bit on how the NZ work fits with the Global Conservation Consortium).

Location: Live Zoom connection 
Date:
May 6, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM PDT

Invitations and instructions for the ZOOM connection will be emailed to all registered members.

Dr. Marion MacKay is a Senior Lecturer in Horticulture and Environmental Management who specialises in plant biodiversity and the conservation and management of plant-related aspects of the landscape/environment. Her current research examines the diversity of exotic plants in cultivation in New Zealand, including their utility for international conservation programmes. The genus Rhododendron is a current focus; from 2016-2020 Marion has been working with an international group to develop a global conservation strategy for this genus. Marion also studies New Zealand indigenous flora including native forest restoration projects and the target species programme of the New Zealand Indigenous Seed Bank project. 

 

 

MARS May Zoom Social

Keep in touch during COVID!

This is a Zoom social meeting on our regular MARS meeting night (the second Wednesday of each month).  MARS President Glen Jamieson will present a short educational talk, and we’ll all have a chance to visit.  Hope to ‘see’ you there!

Location: Live Zoom connection 
Date:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM PDT

Invitations and instructions for the ZOOM connection will be emailed to all registered members.

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