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A Book of Tiny Plants

Presenting hidden biodiversity

Panama City, Panama

An activity book for kids looks at the world of the smallest plants.

Mosses, liverworts and hornworts belong to an ancient group of tiny seedless plants called the bryophytes that are very common in the tropics but often overlooked. STRI staff scientist Noris Salazar Allen, jointly with the Mesoamerican Corridor of the Atlantic of Panama II (CBMAP II) of the current Ministry of the Environment (former Panama’s National Environmental Authority - ANAM) and the University of Panama, presented the Spanish-language children’s guide: “The World of Little Plants, the Bryophytes, Activity Book,” to several groups of school kids at Panama City’s Metropolitan Nature Park on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 . The book was made thanks to a grant by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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