Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action
Plant Science will Save the Planet.
Conserving plants is one of the most significant challenges of our time—and a major focus at the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action at the Chicago Botanic Garden. From studying soil to banking seeds, from restoring habitats and protecting endangered plant species to understanding interactions among plants, fungi, and animals, Negaunee Institute scientists are fighting plant extinction, habitat loss, and climate change through scientific research and action on conservation initiatives. Read more…
A transformative gift for plant science
The Chicago Botanic Garden recently received a $21 million gift from the Negaunee Foundation to advance plant conservation science and restoration. This gift is the largest single gift in the Garden’s history and among the largest of its kind to a botanic garden in the United States.
With this historic gift, the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action will build on its bold and creative science initiatives to save plants from extinction and protect the natural habitats that sustain our world.