Enjoy an interactive, fun and fact-filled class designed to prepare you for success in your study of Michigan’s flora. Participants will learn common and scientific names and ecological relationships of 40-50 plants. You will also develop skills in using family features and a botanical key to identify plants. Participants will be exposed to basic botanical taxonomy and plant ecology as we get a close-up look at plant parts, discover botanical terminology, and learn basic identifying characteristics to set you up for success in the field!
Audience : Anyone who wants or needs to improve their native plant identification knowledge and/or skills: professional and student botanists, biologists, arborists, ecologists and native plant enthusiasts!
Master Gardner Credits: This class has been approved for master gardener credits. Students receive one credit for every hour spent in class or field section.
Course Fee: $160 for Sanctuary Members, $180 for Non-Members
Registration: 2019 Registration Coming Soon.
For questions concerning registration, please call (269) 671-2510 or email email@example.com
Field Botany Course Schedule 2019
|Week||Dates||Topic||Type of instruction||Location|
|Week 1||August 7||Basic Botanical Terminology||Lecture w/ Danielle Zoellner, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station||W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Spruce Lodge|
|Week 2||August 14||Forest Species||Field Trip w/ Shawn Kelly, Barry County USDA NRCS||W.K. Kellogg Forest|
|Week 3||August 21||The History and Distribution of Michigan's Native Plant||Lecture w/ Tyler Bassett, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station||W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Spruce Lodge|
|Week 4||August 28||Wetland Plants of the Midwest||Field Trip w/ Danielle Zoellner, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station||Pierce Cedar Creek Institute|
|Week 5||September 4||Prairies and Savannas of Michigan||Field Trip w/ Tyler Bassett, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station||Chipman Preserve (Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy)|
|Week 6||September 11||Aquatic Plants||Field Trip w/ Erik Elgin from MSUE||Lux Arbor Reserve|
We hope to see you in the field!