OP20 Botany Basics II

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Tuesday May 26

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM

Botany Basics II 

Instructor: Alexandra Holland

Four sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26, 28, June 2 and 4; 1 - 2:30 p.m.

$85 member | $95 non-member

NC EE Criteria II credit 

BREG | BRN Core credit


PRE-REQUISITE: Botany Basics I


Plants have many amazing abilities to make their own food, pull water hundreds of feet in the air against gravity, and trick insects and other animals into helping them reproduce. They track the sun, recoil at a touch, and warn other plants of danger. Part II of Botany Basics covers transport processes and nutrition; plant reproduction; plant responses and regulation of growth; stress physiology and plant ecology. The class is Zoom-based, consisting of lecture and discussion and focusing on practical applications of botanical principles. Resources, quizzes and exercises are provided for conducting observations in the “field,” meaning your own yard or neighborhood. Botany Basics I is a pre-requisite for this course. 


Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration.


Alexandra Holland graduated from Duke University and earned her Master's degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin.  She was in the first class of students to be certified as Blue Ridge Naturalists.  Alexandra managed the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at UT Austin and spent many hours working with education programs at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  She has taught botany for over a decade and leads nature hikes in Western NC for groups of all ages.


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