Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FALL 2017 Plant & Fungi Courses

Botany 101: Plant Families and Plant Identification (BOPP 001)
Did you know that wild carrot and poison hemlock are both in the Apiaceae family? ... and do you know how to tell them apart?

Botany 101 is an exploration of botanical families and plant science. Course is led by Botany Specialist Ionatan Waisgluss (Ioni Wais), and will consist of lectures, exercises, and an outdoor field trip component.

Topics include plant morphology, sexual/asexual reproduction, plant taxonomy, modern methods in botany, and more. No prerequisites required. Register here.

October 2 to November 6; Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm (5 sessions)

Much Ado About Mushrooms: Intro to the Fungi (FUNG 001) 

Intro to the Fungi is a five-session introductory course, exploring mushroom-related skills and areas of knowledge. Sessions will explore the scientific aspects of fungi, such as fungal taxonomy, biology, ecology and identification. We will examine various uses for fungi through history, and explore the budding fields of mycoforestry and bioremediation. This course will also explore the way fungi are commonly grown, and outline key aspects of home-scale cultivation. NOTE: Course includes a field trip. Register here.

October 2 to November 6; Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm (5 sessions)