Plant “Fingerprints”: Discover Stomata

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And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” (Genesis 1:11)

Have you ever wondered how God designed plants to breathe? Did you know that plants have pores that provide a unique “fingerprint” to each species? Plants were created on Day Three of Creation Week. The beauty and complexity of plants are an important part of creation which points toward the Creator God. In this hands-on workshop, you will examine leaf pores (called stomata) under the microscope. Discover how the structure and function of stomata are unique to each species. You will take a “fingerprint” of stomata and view their characteristics under the microscope. The location and function of stomata point toward an all-powerful Creator, who uniquely designed plants to thrive in their respective environments.

Join us for this microscopic look at plant fingerprints.

In addition to her work as a forensic science educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera now serves as Education Specialist at the Creation Museum, presenting daily workshops and developing children’s educational programs. Her experience in the field of forensic science includes employment in a crime scene unit, over a decade of teaching, journal publications, and numerous speaking events.

Private Programs

Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 50. To book your private event, please email our programs team or call 888-582-4253 ext. 229.

Jennifer Hall Rivera: Dr. Jennifer Rivera Ed.D. is the Education Specialist for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.