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September 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until September 24, 2020
with Mike Kunz, NCBG Conservation Ecologist
This offering of Pollination: Virtual will be virtual with assignments that will connect participants with the outdoors near where they live. This intermediate-level course explores the dynamic relationship between flowering plants and their pollinators. It includes floral reproductive biology, including the flowering plant life cycle, breeding system biology, and pollinator attraction mechanisms. Students learn to recognize important insect pollinators. Additional topics include pollination ecology, conservation, and the importance of pollination to our ecosystems and agriculture/food supply.
Participants should bring a few species of fresh flowers (from their own garden, or store bought) to the first Zoom session, and a hand lens/magnifying glass will also be helpful. Assignments will include taking photos and videos outdoors to share with the instructor.