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Introduction to Botany (2-part series)

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Plants share many of the same challenges that animals face in their day to day struggle to survive.  They need to grow and pass on their genes to the next generation. Like animals, plants need to avoid predators, attract beneficial organisms, and create symbiotic relationships. From eye-catching fruit and flying seeds to toxic chemicals, we will see the amazing ways that plants get on with the business of life. We will use microscopes and dissecting equipment to identify the various morphological features and purposes of plant parts.  Our emphasis in these introductory classes are the vegetative and reproductive parts of plants, dicots v.s. monocots, vascular identification, and symbiotic relationships with soil organisms.

2-Part Series:

Part 1:  Wednesday, October 18th @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 25th @ 10:00am – 12:00pm


Registration information:  Registration is full for this program.

For more information contact Missy Chernick, Head of Scheduling, at 919.707.8860.


  • Fee: Fee: $35 per participant; $32 Friends Members (plus tax)
  • Requirements: Minimum age 12. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program.
  • Program Instructor: Bob Alderink
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October 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $35 per participant; $32 Friends Members (plus tax)


Missy Chernick


Natural World Investigate Lab

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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