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Wild City Plants (Fall 2018 Field Course)

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Varies, first class is at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

100 North 20th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Wild City Plants – Field Course

Professor Alfred E. Schuyler

This course includes an initial meeting in the evening at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society followed by five Saturday morning field trips to different sites in Philadelphia. The full course syllabus is available here.

Course Description

This field class will take 5 Saturday walks to different sites in Philadelphia, all accessible by public transportation. The primary focus will be on the remarkable diversity of plants that grow wild in urban habitats such as vacant lots, sidewalk cracks, curb and sidewalk strips, highway and railroad corridors, lawns, community gardens, fields, and parks. We will use field guides to identify the plants and discuss their ecological importance.

This course is limited to 25 students. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration begins on Wednesday, September 17, 2018. You may register on this page or by calling 215-763-6529 x23. Location information will be provided at the first class. Due to space limitations, preference will be given to people who can attend all 6 class meetings.

Initial Meeting:

Tuesday, October 2 – 6:30 to 7:45 PM
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
We will discuss the goals of the course and the location of the field trip sites.

Field Trip Dates:

1. Saturday October 6, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM
2. Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM
3. Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM
4. Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM
5. Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM

About the Professor

Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler is Curator Emeritus of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. His research interests are in the systematics and ecology of rare plant species, the relationships between plant diversity and environmental quality, and the history of botanical exploration in North America.

For more information about all of the Wagner's course offerings this season, visit our website.



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Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The adult lecture courses are offered on an introductory college level. They are open to anyone seeking an introduction to various areas of the sciences as well as those familiar with the subjects who wish to broaden and update their knowledge. The courses also provide an excellent opportunity for motivated junior high and high school students to supplement their current science courses and to help prepare them for further study in these fields at a college level. The courses are appropriate as well for teachers seeking to expand their knowledge.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The first class is at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which is close to public transportation and has street parking nearby. The field classes will all be held at locations accessible by public transportation.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Click the "Contact the Organizer" link, email corynw@wagnerfreeinstitute.org, or call (215) 763-6529 x24. (Extension 23 is the registration extension.)

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100 North 20th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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