Love your Botany – Plant diversity, classification and flower structure for identification. Nov 27th
27th November, 6-7.30pm
Join us for an online session on botany, which is sure to get you inspired to learn more about the intricacies of nature.
What does this course cover?
The topics addressed are botanical classification, a glimpse of vascular plants diversity, flower structure, and mention of the most common plant families in Britain.
The course will also include tips on plant identification to help develop the “eye” a botanist requires, learning to look for the most useful characteristics to identify a plant species.
Who can take this course?
Everyone who is interested in learning about botany and the wonderful world of plants.
By the end of the workshop the participant will:
- Have a glimpse of plant’s diversity (components of the Plantae Kingdom).
- Understand that there is a hierarchy of plant classification, and recognise the importance of the species names that make up the scientific name of each plant.
- Understand the differences between dicotyledons and monocotyledons.
- Know the main features of leaves, stems and roots.
Do I need to have any previous knowledge?
The course will be intended for public in general, and it will be beginners’ level so no prior knowledge is needed.
Why should we study plants in general?
There is a very important reason for that: we can’t live without plants. Plants are the source of all oxygen, and all the carbon in the world. They produce everything we breath, everything we eat. The clothes we wear, the chairs we sit on, the fuel we burn in our cars, the medicines we take, everything that we have is produced and provided by plants. Among other things, plants are mainly chemical factories. Our life is dependent on it. And also, because they are absolutely amazing!!!
In the context of a very critical time for plant species, it is our duty to learn and teach everything we can about them. According to the last Report on the State of Plants and Fungi of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, 40% of the plant species are endangered. On the bright side, every day more and more people are making themselves aware of the importance and necessity of conserving plants, so the interest of learning more about the subject (how to grow them and take care of them, how to use them responsibly, what their properties are) has increased.
The idea behind this course is to provide the participant basic knowledge about the classification, diversity of vascular plants, and flower structure to give them foundations over to which they will be able to get to know the plants that surround them in their local environment and address other interests regarding plants they feel drawn to as well.
£7 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use 7conc upon checkout.
A concessionary rate is available for the following:
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1.5 Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 4
- Assessments Yes