The Highacres collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1956-????, May 20, 1955, Image 1

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    Vol. XVTT Np, 32
The Botany 2 class and their instructor, Mr. Steele, made a short visit to
Philadelphia on a field trip* The class visited the beautiful scenic Morris
Arboretum and the, vast University of Pennsylvania Campus where they made a tour
through the experimental greenhouses, the herbarium, the botany and. zoology
libraries, and the 'beautiful flower garden*
After making a very enjoyable 'trip to Philadelphia, the class made its /
first stop at the Morris Arboretum* The class saw plants from all over the worl<
that were cultivated by our own botanists and horticulturists.. The class noticei
that the majority of cultivated plants were from Asia, Europe and the United Sta
Tii/hile at the Arboretum the class had the honor of meeting Dr* John M. Fogg, one
of the leading authorities on plant life at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr,
Fogg is director of the Morris Arboretum and occasionally makes trips abroad in
of new plants. After four hours of looking and studying at the beautiful
Arboretum, the class left to go to the University of .Pennsylvania Campus-
The first stop of our tour on the campus was made at the experimental green
houses, where the class saw several experiments in process«, These greenhouses
are used by botany students as well as do tourists, Mr. Steele explained the
experiments and plants' as. the class was touring. After leading the greenhouses,
the class toured the beautiful flower garden on the Univarsity of Pennsylvania
The class then toured the botany building and was introduced to Dr,
William Seifriz, one of the landing authori ti os in the world on protoplasm,. Br«
Seifriz's thesis that all ceils are .lagatjvely charged was explained to the clas
by Dr. Seifriz, The class found ins theory very interesting* Dr, Seifriz w.mte<
to show the class movies on the subject, of protoplasm., but the class had a time
limit to meet.
After our interesting visit with Dy«. Sevfric the class toured the herbarium
where they were introduced to Dr, E- T, Furry an authority on the classificatioi
of plants. -He explained the reasons for the herbarium and discussed its functio:
Dr. Wherry also explained a project new In progress in the state of Pennsylvania
whereby specimens of native pJ-ants in the 67 counties are being collected,
identified and deposited in the herbarium. It should be noted that Mr, Steele
is taking active part in this project, The botany and zoology'libraries are loc.
in the same building* In the libraries the class saw and enjoyed looking at
thousands of different books in different languages on botany and zoology.
Another s nterssting feature of the library was the painting of flower plants
paintod by students a century ago at the Uni v-ersi ty of Pennsylvania.
The class would Uke to thank Mr. Steele for making this trip possible and
would like to go again and stay longer.
7/eekly Newsletter Edition
The Pennsylvania .State University Center
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Zello C, Sherry
May 20, 1955