Botany Classes

Study aspects of botany in the classroom and in the field.  Instructors: Joey Thompson and Dr. Douglas A. DeBerry, Research Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at the College of William and Mary, and contributing author on the Flora of Virginia and a professional botanist.

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Class Schedule
December 2019 – April 2020

Winter Botany | January 15, 16

This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody plants to the species level. The Winter Botany curriculum focuses on use of dichotomous keys and familiarizing attendees with the technical terminology surrounding identification of plants in winter.  Instructor: Dr. Douglas DeBerry

Beginning Botany for Gardeners | February 19, 20, 26, 27

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Joey Thompson. This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce. Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners.


The Spring/Summer 2020 season of classes will publish on April 1, 2020.

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