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Field Botany

Course Overview

It's June and here they come, the plants are coming! This course heads into the woods just as the plant life is bursting and take a detailed look at the structures and relationships of what’s in the boreal forest, as well as the general plant ecology of the environment. Day one will focus on trees and shrubs, learning to ID approximately 25 species by twigs, leaves, bark, and overall form, and then go in depth with their possible uses in traditional craft, both current and historical. Day two will focus on emergent wildflowers and the multitude of other green things are also growing - grasses, sedges, rushes, ferns, and more. Expect to walk away with a better understanding of plant identification, families, and structure, as well as a more broad knowledge of the lesser known types of ground cover. A walk in the woods will never be the same! Students are welcome to register for each day independently ($75/$85) to focus on a particular area.

Dates

Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $170.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: included

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Good walking shoes or hiking boots- there will be significant time outside!
Raingear, and ability to dress in layers, hats, gloves, anything goes weatherwise the first week of June on the North Shore
Lunch, water, snacks as needed

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.