Connecting Our Community to Advance Conservation
CPC Rare Plant Academy is a hub of learning, sharing, and discovery for the plant conservation community. CPC Rare Plant Academy brings the Center for Plant Conservation Best Practices to life by integrating instructional videos and community discourse with web-based interactive guidelines for plant conservation methods. This platform seeks to answer plant conservation’s most challenging “how to’s” by capturing the knowledge of Center for Plant Conservation’s network of expert botanists in modern, learning-friendly formats. As such, CPC Rare Plant Academy will be a training ground for the next generation of plant conservation scientists, who will be the first line of defense against plant extinction. This platform is funded by Institute for Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant: MG-70-18-0064-18.
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Cryopreservation of Rare Plants
Cryopreservation is an important frontier in the conservation of “exceptional” plant species, whose seeds cannot be stored in conventional seed banks. Please enjoy our video series that features some of the world’s foremost experts in plant cryobiotechnology, and learn more about cryopreservation best practices here.