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Plant Taxonomy Certificate in Native Plants – Tifton

September 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Certificate in Native Plants Core: Plant Taxonomy

$105 General Admission, $94.50 Members

Taxonomy is the branch of science that names and classifies plants, animals, fungi, microbes, etc. Using data from genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and morphology (observations of leaves, flowers, roots, etc.), a plant taxonomist analyses this information to reveal groupings, relationships, and ultimately names. This class will discuss the evolutionary advancement of plant life and use simple dissection and observation of plant parts to learn how to quickly reveal types of common plants. Students will further develop skills with morphology to ultimately identity common species. The goals for students in this class are to become more familiar with the basic characteristics that botanists look at when investigating an unknown plant and introduce them to the use of classic ID tools, like dichotomous keys, to distinguish plants from one another. Students will get to dissect various plant structures and conduct comparative anatomy assessments to understand the gross similarities across the plant kingdom and the fine scale differences that distinguish species from each other. Bring your hand lens! Please note that this class is part of a new program and is located outside of the Athens area.


September 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Yow Forestry & Wildlife Building
3000 Moore Highway Tifton, GA 31793 United States + Google Map


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