Discover Nature Online: Botany Basics Class

Saturday, May 16, 2020
10am – 11:30am

Meet ONLINE using Zoom
Free, donations welcome
Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with parental supervision)

Would you like to step out of the “green blur” and learn to see the plants around you with a finer-tuned lens? In this class you have the opportunity to practice plant identification using keys and guides, learning the names and functions of plant structures along the way. You will be introduced to key species in our region’s landscape and will explore local plant communities and the special adaptations these plants use to survive in our mediterranean climate. Join local botany aficionado and California Naturalist, Heide Keeble, for a morning frolicking (virtually) among the flowers, shrubs, ferns, and oaks. This class will consist of a live multimedia presentation and some interactive time for practicing skills together and Q&A. It is ideal for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on the basics. You are invited to collect a plant sample (or two!) prior to class, to use for practicing identification skills.

*This class will be held online using the Zoom meeting platform. Once you register, you will be emailed the link and instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. You can join this class using a computer, smartphone, or tablet – in your web browser or by downloading the Zoom application.

We are offering this class free of charge, but graciously accept donations which support our continued ability to offer our Education Programs to the community. Thank you!

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Specialist, at or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Pepperwood members begins at 9am on Monday, December 2, 2019. Enter the code you received when you became a member to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a member today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 9, 2019.