Spring 2012 quarter
- Frederica Bowcutt ecology
- Fields of Study
- botany, field studies, natural history and sustainability studies
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- field botany, floristics, environmental education and horticulture.
This program offers opportunities for well-prepared students to create their own course of study in botany. Priority will be given to students with introductory coursework in botany and a desire to contribute to at lease one of two ongoing efforts: the Puget Prairie Flora project or the Evergreen Teaching Gardens. Proposals are particularly encouraged from students who want to do one or more of the following:
- create a portfolio of professional grade botanical illustrations
- document and curate plant specimens in the Evergreen Natural History Collection
- craft online resources to make Evergreen's herbarium more accessible digitally
- develop plans to replace some campus lawns with perennial edible landscaping
- visit other colleges with edible landscaping to seek alternative models
- improve the educational value of the Medicinal Herb Garden to Evergreen students
- refine the Evergreen Teaching Gardens website to aid K-12 use of this public resource.
Students will attend weekly research group meetings/seminars, plant identification labs, and as needed computer workshops to support student research. The labs will be dedicated primarily to learning how to identify vascular plants using a technical dichotomous key. Students will also hone their polant family recognition skills. To practice their identification skills, students will attend several day-long field trips to local prairies.
While this program is primarily aimed at juniors and seniors, first-year students and sophomores may be admitted if they can demonstrate through the signature process that they are ready for the work.
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- Enhanced Online Learning
- Greener Store
- Schedule Details
- Mondays and Tuesdays 1-5 pm
- Internship Possibilities
- Evergreen Teaching Gardens with faculty approval.
- Upper Division Science Credit
- Up to 16 upper division science credits may be awarded based upon student work.
- Offered During
|February 16th, 2012||Description updated.|