This is a 2.5-day CNPS introductory workshop. We will begin with basic plant structure terminology, then learn the terminology and characteristics of some of the more common California plant families. This knowledge will reduce the amount of time required to key most plants to genus and species. Scientific names will be used throughout the workshop. Emphasis will be given to northern California/Bay Area species; however, information learned in this class will be readily applicable throughout California and the world. The class will include classroom presentations and exercises, with at least half the time spent outdoors in the botanic garden. Common native species will be covered, including species in riparian, oak woodland, conifer forest, and grassland areas. Advance materials on plant structure terminology will be provided.
Instructor, Josie Crawford is an independent botanist/educator as well as the former CNPS Education Program Director. For over 20 years Josie has been teaching people about plants and natural history.
Cost: CNPS Members $375.00; Non-Members $395.00
For more information: https://www.cnps.org/cnps/education/workshops/2017/0517_intro_plant_id.php