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American Society of Plant Biologists

ASPB joins National Park Foundation to support 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll

Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2013) The American Society of Plant Biologists announces that it will contribute to the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, to help support the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll.

The 2013 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative. In addition, official White House Easter Eggs, sold by NPF, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.


ASPB is devoted to the advancement of plant science worldwide. Its 4,500 members conduct scientific research as well as participate in formal and informal education to enhance and disseminate plant biology research. To this end, the Society publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals, The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, as well as the innovative online products Teaching Tools in Plant Biology and The Arabidopsis Book. ASPB also strives to cultivate awareness of the importance of plant science research for scientific discovery, human health, and the economy, including impacts on food, feed, fuel and pharmaceuticals. Please visit http://www.aspb.org or follow on Twitter @ASPB.


The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America's nearly 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America's treasured places. http://www.nationalparks.org.

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