Learn to Love those Latin Names
September 3 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm$135
Using Latin names for plant species is critical for clear communication among botanists, but the naming system can be daunting to learn. This active course will provide you with a solid foundation that will empower you to find the currently accepted scientific name (even if you have only figured out the common name or an old name). We will practice pressing a plant specimen and making a proper label so your important collections could be submitted to an herbarium. We will also learn how theories of evolution, phylogenetics, the naming of plants, and the identification of plants intersect and affect each other. Based on the instructor’s new book: Learn to Love Those Latin Names. Ages 12+ welcome.