Massachusetts
Orchid Society

Workshop & Speaker Schedule

All workshops will be held in the Dr. Alan Kaitz Education Center. We thank Dr. Kaitz for his generous donation for educational purposes.

   Time  Topic / Speaker

 

   Fri, Nov 4, 2016  
   12:30 PM - 5 PM Exhibits & Sales Area Open
   1 PM AOS Show Plant Judging Session - Judges from the American Orchid Society will review the plants at our show to determine if any qualify for AOS awards. Open to the public.

 5:30 PM Awards Ceremony
     
   Sat, Nov 5, 2016                        
 
   10 AM - 5 PM Exhibits & Sales Area Open
   10:30 AM Orchids 101
Brandt Moran, MOS Director
   Noon Japanese Orchids: the Small and Mighty
What makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and why Neofinetia falcata may be the perfect houseplant.
Dr. Kristen Uthus, New World Orchids
   1:30 PM Repotting Your Orchid
Brian Leib, MOS President
   3 PM The Mysteries of Orchid Pollination (Orchid Sex 101)
Relates the various adaptations orchids have developed as pollination strategies,including food, brood site, pollen, and mating deceptions, pseudo-copulation, co-evolution with pollinators, and other methods of species isolation. 
Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist, Smithsonian Institution. 
Reservation required to guarantee seating. Purchase tickets in advance and select "Reserved Seating" during check-out.

Listen to Tom speak about his lifetime with orchids on the In Defense of Plants podcast here
   
  Sun, Nov 6, 2016
 
   10 AM - 4 PM Exhibits & Sales Area Open
   11 AM Orchid Hunting in Central America
A journalistic travelogue orchid journeys in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama highlights habitats of several orchid species, giving great insight into how to grow them. 
Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist, Smithsonian Institution.
Reservation required to guarantee seating. Purchase tickets in advance and select "Reserved Seating" during check-out.

Listen to Tom speak about his lifetime with orchids on the In Defense of Plants podcast here
   12:30 PM Tokyo Dome Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival Travelogue
Dr. Kristen Uthus, New World Orchids
   2 PM Repotting Your Orchid
Brian Leib, MOS president


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