Welcome to the world of orchid-gami – a great way to enjoy our native orchids year round!
The United States Botanic Garden is working with the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC) to develop punch-out models of our native orchids for use in a variety of educational activities. The models are colorful and fun and designed to capture the imaginations of kids of all ages. They also provide information about the conservation status and ecology of the orchid and link to the NAOCC and Go Orchids web sites. We are developing 25 of these punch-out models that represent orchids from across North America and plan on releasing them in 2016.
We are excited to share this prototype of our first model, the Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). This model is a full-color, two-sided pdf file that can be downloaded here and printed at home. Give orchid-gami a try and let us know what you think. Email us your comments and suggestions, and let us know if you have a favorite orchid to include in this project.