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Basic Botany - Thurs., April 27, 6 - 9 PM, plus one field session
Thu, April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 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 identifying characteristics, all to set you up for success in the field. A sign-up sheet will be offered during the class for one of the field sessions at the Hayden Green Mountain Park in Lakewood. The dates offered are May 12 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM or 6:00 to 8:00 PM or May 13 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Florida trailhead off of West Alameda Parkway.
Trainer: Mariska Hamstra has a background in chemistry but has grown a passion for Colorado's native flora since moving here from the Netherlands in 1998. She's taken many plant-related classes at RRCC and MSCD, including field botany and vascular plant taxonomy and is a certfied Native Plant Master.
Required Text: Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann available through Colorado Native Plant Society bookstore (https://conps.org/conps-store), local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736).
When/Where to meet: Please arrive at CSU Extension in Jefferson County, 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden CO 80401 by 5:45 PM (see map) Class begins 6:00 PM sharp.
What to bring: Textbook, paper, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x). The textbook and hand lens can be purchased through the Colorado Native Plant Society (https://conps.org/conps-store) or any on-line or local bookstore.
Native Plant Master: This class does not count towards Colorado Flora Certificate or certification as a Native Plant Master. To learn more, click here.
Inclement Weather/Illness: In the rare circumstance that this class must be cancelled, you will be notified by phone and/or email message as soon as possible by the instructor. In case of cancellation, the make-up day for the classroom session is May 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The make-up day for field sessions would be May 19th or May 21st.