Delve into the incredible diversity of plants found in the Southern Appalachians! We’ll make it easy to learn botanical terms, plant taxonomy, and plant identification. Students will participate in several field classes during which they will investigate particular plant communities, learning the plants common to those communities. Emphasis is given to plant distribution and communities as well as practice with keys and field guides. You never knew botany could be so fun!
Goal: To provide students with the knowledge needed to identify plants and with specific knowledge of the natural history of plants in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cost includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.