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Tiny Tales of Lichen & Moss

Science Pub Portland

Science Pub Portland: Tiny Tales of Lichen & Moss

With Ruth Williams, Consulting Arborist for Community Forest Solutions.

July 9, 7-9PM | Doors @ 6PM | Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation

Moss and lichens grow in every terrestrial biome on earth, serving key roles in each ecosystem. Researchers are still exploring their microscopic world, and discovering surprises along the way. These tiny tufts create habitat, nourish plants and animals and warn us about dangerous air quality. Their lifecycles, anatomy, and ecology will be shared through stories from around the world. You’ll also learn to recognize a few species you might find at home. 

Ruth Williams is an ecology enthusiast with degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture from UC Davis in 2004. As a local consulting arborist at Community Forest Solutions, she helps preserve trees for future generations. She developed an appreciation for moss and lichens while botanizing around Portland playgrounds with her twin girls.

Zoom Option
If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance via the ticketing page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Are tickets required?

To guarantee a seat at this event, we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. Please show your ticket at the check-in table in front of the theater upon arrival.

We will always have tickets available at the door. They are first-come, first-served and admission will remain a suggested donation.

Will food be available for purchase?

Yes, the Empirical Cafe will be open with prepackaged salads, sandwiches and movie snacks. The bar will be open to guests that are 21+. No outside food or drink is allowed.

Do I have to pay for parking?

OMSI is switching to a new parking system via the mobile parking app, Parking Kitty, to create an easier and more streamlined experience for our visitors. OMSI parking will cost $5 + fees for 2 hours or $8 + fees for all day parking. Parking is $2 + fees for after-hours events.

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