A Rose by Any Other Name: Intro to Plant Identification and Evolution

November 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Lyon Arboretum

The natural world presents us with a myriad of diversity that is often overlooked. This is especially true when it comes to plants. Many just see a wall of green when they look outside or walk around Lyon Arboretum. This phenomenon has been termed “Plant Blindness.” However, there is a remedy for this affliction!

Lyon Arboretum is offering an introduction to plant identification and evolution. Taught by Lyon’s own plant taxonomist and Botanical Gardener, Jesse Adams, this course will give you the basics required to understand plant anatomy, know the major plant families on sight, and use a dichotomous key. Additionally, students will learn how to collect and make their own herbarium specimen!

This is a three-part course. The first session is a three hour stand-alone class for those who want an introduction to plants and taxonomy. If you would like to attend the other two sessions, you must sign up for all three. The second and third days will be four hours each, so please bring a lunch, snacks, and water. There will be several walks/hikes around the Arboretum so participants must be in good physical condition and prepared for the elements (e.g. sunscreen, bug spray, rain coat). Since you will be field botanists for a day please bring a notebook, pen/pencil, sharp clippers, gloves, and sturdy shoes.

Lyon Arboretum is a Blue Zones Project Participating Organization! The Blue Zones Project is an initiative to promote healthy lifestyles. Join us to move naturally, downshift and connect with the community at Lyon!

Ticket Information
$30 for session 1 alone. $75 for 3-part course. To register, call 808-988-0456

Event Sponsor
Lyon Arboretum, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Derek Higashi, 808-988-0456, higashi2@hawaii.edu, https://manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/calendar/a-rose-by-any-other-name-an-introduction-to-plant-id

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