Mater Academy Charter School visiting Montgomery Botanical Center for Environmental Immersion Day.Mater Academy Charter School students measuring Gumbo Limbo tree at Montgomery Botanical Center for Environmental Immersion Day.Students from Mater Academy Charter School visited Montgomery Botanical Center this week as eight students and their AP Environmental Science teacher Natalie Ledoux began with a tour and history of Montgomery Botanical Center followed by five rotations.  The rotations taught practical skills relating to soil and root science, seedbank operations, conservation in the nursery, tropical forestry, and cycad biology.  It was great having so many enthusiastic students participate in our conservation efforts here at Montgomery Botanical Center.  Education and Conservation are vital to the long term preservation of threatened palms and cycads.