New York Botanical Garden Partnership

New York Botanical Garden Partnership

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For nearly five years Taft and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) have enjoyed a growing and meaningful partnership. Taft welcomes NYBG staff to campus several times each year for a scientific lecture series, and the Garden welcomes Taft students not only to its legendary grounds each year, but also to its classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and research spaces. Taft students work side-by-side with renowned scientists and college and graduate students during summer internships, conducting advanced research that has included collecting, developing, and digitizing assets for the 2.3 million specimen C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium, and devising a rapid DNA extractor for use by botanists in the field.

Read about the Taft/NYBG Partnership in the Taft Bulletin article "In Bloom."

Finding His Place in Science

Eugene Acevedo '20 is passionate about science. A summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden helped him explore his place in a broad and ever-changing field.

Illustrating Science

Senior Rachel Peverly discovered a new and profound passion for botany during her summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden.

Visual Storytelling: Science & Discovery Along the Ho Chi Minh Highway

Dylan Kim brought his technical skills as a film producer to a unique internship at The New York Botanical Garden.

Ask the Intern: Life at The New York Botanical Garden

Teddy Verheggen spent 10 weeks last summer working in The New York Botanical Garden’s 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Plant Research Laboratory.

Summer Journeys: Botany Meets Technology

Ally Anderson '18 worked with scientists from the New York Botanical Garden to develop an algorithm for an electronic plant identification program.

Summer Journeys: Fruit and Flora

Shemar and Eliza spent the summer of 2016 working side-by-side with world-renowned scientists, graduate students, and college interns in the laboratories of The New York Botanical Garden.

Blazing Trails

Meet Camila Jiang '14, and learn about her summer internship with world-renowned Garden scientists.

Beyond the Classroom

Ezra spent seven weeks at the New York Botanical Garden developing scientific protocols that could revolutionize the way botanists collect samples in the field.

Universal Principles

Natasha spent two summers working as an intern at the New York Botanical Garden. Her work with plant genetics, she says, will extend to her studies in human biology.