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Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia.

This class is a core course for the Certificate in Native Plants.

Course Structure

This class consists of three elements: a live, online 4-hour program, self-paced learning activities and a one-hour discussion session.

  • Part 1 – Online Class Session (4 hours) Aug. 10; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Part 2 – Self-Paced Learning Exercises (2 hours)
  • Part 3 – Follow-up Q&A Session (1-hour session) Aug. 13; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Course Outline

  • Why plants are critically imperiled, worldwide and in Georgia
  • Grasslands, understory diversity
  • Legal framework around plants, wildlife, protections, vulnerabilities
  • Conservation ethics, seed collecting, separating populations
  • Monitoring rare plant species, field techniques and ethics

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Plant Conservation
Type
Virtual
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Aug 10, 2024
Type
Virtual
Days
T
Time
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Aug 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

This class consists of three elements: a live, online 4-hour program, self-paced learning activities and a one-hour discussion session.

  • Part 1 - Online Class Session (4 hours) 8/10; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Part 2 - Self-Paced Learning Exercises (2 hours)
  • Part 3 - Follow-up Q&A Session (1-hour session) 8/13; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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