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  The Campus Flora Project had its beginnings in 1983 when Sherri Whitmore, a graduate student with Dr. Dale Smith, compiled a comprehensive list of the plants on campus for teaching and research.  
    Jennifer Thorsch      
  The lifelong dream of former Chancellor Vernon I. Cheadle (1962-1977) of developing UCSB into an outdoor classroom has become a reality through the Campus Flora Project. Dr. Cheadle recognized the special opportunity and favorable circumstances of this botanically rich and unique environment and he took a personal interest in collecting and suggesting plant specimens for the campus.

Under the direction of two very talented and dedicated greenhouse managers in the Biology Department, Will Beittel (1954-1977) and John Bleck (1978-1992), the campus was planted with an incredibly diverse and unusual array of plants, creating an education tool as well as an environment of great beauty.

The Campus Flora Project had its beginnings in 1983 when Sherri Whitmore, a graduate student with Dr. Dale Smith, compiled a comprehensive list of the plants on campus for teaching and research. The plants have been a fundamental part of the outdoor classroom for students in a wide range of classes, including Dr. Bob Haller’s popular Plants of California field botany class, Dr. Dale Smith’s taxonomy course, and currently, Dr. Bruce Tiffney’s angiosperm course and the flowers course he co-teaches with Hank Pitcher through the College of Creative Studies.

 
  Erythrina caffra  
  A botanical illustration of Erythrina caffra, a coral tree found on the UCSB campus.
Artwork is by Oriana Connolly, a student in the CCS flowers course.
 
 
To learn more about the Campus Flora Project, please read the article in the Education section by Bree Belyea, Project Manager and David Norman, undergraduate assistant with the Campus Flora Project.
 
 
 
   
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