The $2.2 million project is slated for completion in March or April 2018 and will primarily be used by the Biology Department.
Dr. Bonnie Amos, professor of biology and curator of the Angelo State Natural History Collections Herbarium, said the greenhouse will expand research opportunities for students and faculty. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty will be able to take living plants or plant parts back to the laboratory for additional investigation. This will be a significant change from the dried or preserved specimens that have been examined previously.
Additionally, the greenhouse will be used for course lab projects and demonstrations, as well as for hosting community groups such as garden clubs, the Concho Valley Master Gardeners, Science Days, and other school tours.