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Ethical Quandaries Concerning Invasive Spiritual Plants: the Naturalization of Ficus religiosa on the Island of Kaua’i

June 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A statue in front of a large Bodhi tree

(following Year of the Forest Birds presentation @5:30 p.m.)

Presented by Jazlee Crowley, PhD Graduate Student, Oregon State University Department of Integrative Biology

  • Learn about 3 years of transdisciplinary research that integrates Kauai community engagement with the biological ancestry of Bodhi trees here.
  • How about the ecological impact of non-native species and the intersection with the tree’s cultural and religious relevance?

“Jazee Crowley’s research provides interesting perspectives on Bodhi trees, Biology, and Buddhism.” -Jerry Hirata

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June 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hanapepe Public Library



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Adults, Children, Families, Teens


Kauai – Hanapepe
4490 Kona Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716 United States
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In observance of the Statehood Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2024.

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