On October 14, 2016, Family and Consumer Science students from John I. Smith K-8 Middle Learning Center traveled to the Fairchild Tropical Garden for the Ultimate Leadership Experience. Ethnobotany is the study of how different cultures use and prepare indigenous plants. Students learned about Ethnobotany and conducted interviews with senior citizens to find out how people with different cultural heritages traditionally prepare and enhance the flavor of their foods.

They also learned how to identify and record what makes these cultures unique. Then students presented their information to everyone which was followed by a delicious lunch.

Now, students are gathering all the information and creating a newsletter for the Green Treasures: HERITAGE OF PLANTS. Which plants do you traditionally prepare to enhance the flavor of your dish?

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