Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center 
400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419

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Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 

Botany I

Certificate in Native Plants Core Class

This is a core class for the Certificate in Native Plants and offers 6 credits toward the program's completion.  Note that this class was previously called Plant Form & Function I.

The goal of the class is to provide students with a basic understanding of botany which is critical to understanding how plants work in the natural world.  For example, what exactly is a Plant? Here we take a look at the qualities that plants share with other living things, as well as characteristics that set them apart. We also examine the range of different organisms that make up the plant kingdom. Specific topics include: living vs. non-living things, matter, energy, chemistry, cells and their functions, photosynthesis, respiration, natural and artificial selection, and the diversity of the plant world.

Instructors:  Richard Clements, PhD, Professor of Biological and Environmental Science, Chattanooga State Community College, and Mary Priestley, Curator of the Sewanee Herbarium.

Registration Policy:  All registrations must be completed online, using PayPal or a credit card.  As with all Certificate in Native Plants classes, class size is limited.  To give everyone the best opportunity to participate, there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $10, with the balance refunded if you cancel at least 7 calendar days before the class will be held. The last day to register is the Wednesday before the class. If the class is cancelled by the instructor or the CNP program, registrants will get a full refund. 

Registration Fee:
•  $55: Members of Wild Ones, Reflection Riding and/or TN Native Plant Society
•  $65: Non-members