Advanced TN2 Courses
TNP has developed its first comprehensive follow-up course complimenting our primary program course.
Field Botany 2019
Tennessee Naturalist Program's 36-hour Field Botany course will span four weekends during the year in various Middle and East Tennessee locations. Instruction will focus on ﬁeld ID techniques through an introduction to plant morphology, botanical terms, and plant communities using various ﬁeld guides, plant keys, and other resources. Each weekend class is 9 hours — 6 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday. NOTE: This course requires hiking moderately difﬁcult trails up to 5 miles. Field Botany Details
The course fee of $250 is payable in full before the first class. TNP students/graduates will be given priority until March 1. Beginning March 2nd enrollment will be open and cost $300. This class is currently full. Please email Margie Hunter if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.
Registration is limited to 12 people. Tennessee Naturalist Program participants have priority until March 1st. However, if there are spaces available, individuals who have not enrolled in the primary TNP course may register for the Field Botany course beginning March 2nd. The fee for non-TNP registrants is $300.Please contact Margie Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org, to be placed on a waiting list.
March 30/31 — Field exploration of mixed mesophytic forest and limestone cedar glade communities at Taylor Hollow State Natural Area (Sumner Co.) and Cedars of Lebanon State Forest (Wilson Co.) covering basic plant morphology, plant families, and community characteristics
April 13/14 — Classroom instruction on botanical terminology, examination of ﬂoral parts under magniﬁcation, and using keys, reinforced with ﬁeld work at Montgomery Bell State Park (Dickson Co.) and Beaman Park (Davidson Co.)
June 1/2 — Field exploration of acidic-soil upland plant communities, spray cliffs, and seeps at Frozen Head State Park/State Natural Area (Morgan Co., EDT) and Colditz Cove State Natural Area (Fentress Co., CDT) with an emphasis on ferns
September 21/22 — Field exploration of grassland and wetland communities at Land Between the Lakes (Lyon Co., KY), classroom instruction includes aster family identiﬁcation and an introduction to the morphology of grasses, based out of Paris Landing State Park (Henry Co.)