Basic Botany Class - Thursday, April 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
Enjoy an interactive, fun and fact-filled class designed to prepare you for success in your study of Colorado's flora. Participants will be exposed to basic botanical taxonomy and ecology as we get a close-up look at plant parts, discover botanical terminology, and basic identifying characteristics to set you up for success in the field.
Instructor: Joy Thompson graduated from CSU in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences.She has been working in the field of environmental interpretation for 12 years, and is currently a natural resource specialist with the City of Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. She enjoys sharing her love of native plants with audiences of all ages. She has been a volunteer trainer for the Native Plant Master Program for 6 years, and manages to learn something new every time she teaches!
Registration: Open to anyone on a paid registration basis. Class size is limited, so register early.
Native Plant Master: This class is recommended for those new to botany or for anyone taking a Native Plant Master course. (For accepted NPM volunteers, it does not count toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information on the volunteer program, see www.conativeplantmaster.org).
Required Text and Reference: Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann and Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us.
When to meet: Please arrive by 5:45 PM. Class begins 6:00 PM sharp.
Where to meet: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, ECMR in Extension office (see map).
What to bring: Textbook, paper, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x).
When & Where
CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group
The mission of the Native Plant Master Program is to educate the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. See www.nativeplantmaster.org.
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