Join Us for Outdoors Fun & Learning!

This free event kicks off Plant Science Week in Portland, declared by Mayor Ted Wheeler ahead of Plant Biology 2022, the joint meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB).

Participate in outdoor educational activities that help you understand plants and plant life.

No need to register – just come, learn and enjoy!

Fast Facts

WHO: Children, adults, families

WHAT: Hands-on practical activities demonstrating plant science concepts

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:30 am – noon

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR

Planned Activities

  • A seed necklace creation station
  • A station for attendees to practice dissecting lima beans to discover the building blocks of plant behavior
  • A vibrant art display by the Plant Cell Atlas showcasing historically significant Black figures in plant science
  • Education and samples of genetically modified apple and papaya
  • Conversations with plant scientists


  • Food trucks and carts
  • Educational materials
  • Promotional items
  • Portable restrooms
  • Handwashing stations