Christina gives workshops on plant-water relations to 80 Costa Rican school teachers

CaptureAs part of the Broader Impacts for her NSF-DDIG, Christina Smith-Martin has been using simple and effective methods to help teachers communicate basic concepts in plant biology to grade school students.  They have been looking at xylem in celery that was dyed blue and thinking about how soda moves up through straws.  This is when she is not digging up whole trees and lianas!