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.
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.