WSU joins nat'l Smithsonian Folklife Festival
|WSU President Elson S; Floyd; Kathy Barnard, communications, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences; Charles Burke, WSU's Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; Dan Bernardo, dean, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Smithsonian Folklife Festival.|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington State University is one of some 20 land-grant universities participating in the 46th Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the largest annual cultural event in the nationís capital. Researchers from WSU shared plant science knowledge with the public after the booth opened on Wednesday.
This year's festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, through which President Abraham Lincoln created the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a nationwide system of land-grant universities.
The festival began on June 27 on the national mall in Washington, D.C., and will continue through the summer and fall with celebrations on the Pullman campus as well as at each of WSUís research and extension centers.
For more information and videos, see the WSU at Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival blog, updated regularly.