About this course
Plants are amazing! They are the original and most effective solar panels, using the sun’s energy to make their food. Their seeds can stay dormant for months or even years, and then a little warmth, a little water, and voila, a living breathing plant!
In this six week course, your children will be introduced to the amazing world of plants through, 1) a weekly webinar with instructor, Will Boyd and botany experts; 2) weekly hands-on activities including building a light box, planting and caring for Wisconsin Fast Plants, and creating a pollination station; and 3) links to additional video lessons, worksheets, and reading. The course field experience includes a visit to the Washington State University Research Farm and the University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden.
Class registration fees pay for weekly webinar access, class field trip (not including travel expenses), and a hands-on project kit, to be mailed to you prior to the first day of class. Kits include class worksheets, key details, book(s) or booklet(s), and project materials.
Course runs: Week of June 12 – Week of July 17, 2017
- Weekly 1.5 hour webinar, Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30 am PST
- Half-day field trip, Friday, July 14, to Washington State University Research Farm with USDA Plant expert Allen Casey followed by Botanical Scavenger hunt and visit with University of Idaho Arboretum staff
- Registration opens: March 1
- Cost: $200
- Early bird (before May 1) and out-of-area participant fee (not attending field trip): $150