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Insights to the Outdoors: Grasses 101
September 24, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
with Liz Making
If you close your eyes and imagine a flowering plant, chances are you won’t picture grass. However, grasses are one of the most bountiful, adaptable, and – dare we say – beautiful of all the flowering plants. Learn all you need to know about these astonishing organisms in this program!
In this workshop, attendees will learn about Poaceae (the grass family) and everything that makes it unique. There will be three tiers to this program: an oral presentation, microscopic examination, and a field outing. Attendees will learn why grasses are so important to modern civilizations and our everyday life, followed by a chance to view these fascinating flowering plant under microscopes to study their unique morphology (plant parts). A short field expedition will conclude the class to discover and examine our regional species.