Tennessee Naturalist Program

Advanced TN2 Courses

TNP has developed its first comprehensive follow-up course complimenting our primary program course.

Field Botany

An Advanced TN2 course, Field Botany will present instruction in basic botanical morphology and terminology to facilitate identification of vascular plants in the field using dichotomous keys. All major plant groups--woody and herbaceous broad-leaved plants, conifers, ferns, and graminoids--will be covered. The 40-hour course will be taught in two 20-hour sessions, one in spring and one in fall, with each session composed of four five-hour classes on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT (including a 30-minute lunch break). Different locations for each class are spread throughout the mid-state region to ensure exposure to a variety of community and vegetation types and equalize travel among outlying chapters to the extent possible. Guest lecturers or hike leaders will be featured in several classes. Class enrollment is limited to ten.

Field Botany Details

The fee is $250 payable in full before the first class. Contact Margie Hunter, mhunter55@comcast.net to register. NOTE: Stay tuned for the 2017 schedule.