ASPB President, Nick Carpita, discusses the connections between plant biology and human health with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Easter Egg Roll, April 25, 2011.
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) was one of three scientific societies asked by AAAS to join them on the South Lawn at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology to engage young people in expositions that promote health and wellness, a central part of the First LadyLet initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. ASPB Seeding Expectations made from bookmarks illustrated the 12 Principles of Plant Biology. More information on ASPB, http://my.aspb.org/?page=Education_K12
With the event in full swing, the children enjoyed planting seeds and making baskets.