Chestnut Chat Series
Rethinking Scientific Presentations: The Assertion−Evidence Structure
Join us on March 15, 2024, from 11:30AM – 1:00PM (EPT), for the next LIVE Chestnut Chat. As chestnut enthusiasts, we often find ourselves sharing complex information with friends, family, and strangers. The good news is that you can make your science presentations more effective! In this episode, Penn State’s Michael Alley will speak about a better way; the assertion-evidence approach. In this approach, a speaker builds the talk on key messages supported by visual evidence. Michael’s research has found that assertion-evidence talks are more focused and much better understood by audiences. Join us to learn how to step up your science presentation game!
Annual Seedling Sale
It’s almost here! TACF’s annual wild-type American chestnut seedling sale is happening Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 8AM.
The cost per bundle of 10 bare-root seedlings is $90 including shipping. (One bundle per customer.)
This is an extremely popular annual sale exclusively for current TACF members. Seedling quantities are limited and are for sale while supplies last. Seedlings sell out quickly every year.
Please note that your membership or renewal must be recieved by March 1 and remain current through March 19 to be eligible to participate in the seedling sale.
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Seed Distribution The annual gift of our best hybrid American chestnut seeds will be mailed to Seed Level members on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Your membership donation must be received […]
Join the Alabama Chapter for their annual Chapter Meeting!This event will include: An annual business meeting Discussion about our current breeding program status, how we're moving forward with chestnut […]