Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Grass ID Workshop
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Saturday April 29
8:30 AM  –  5:00 PM

 In this two-day workshop, Travis Columbus, PhD., researcher at RSABG and professor in the Botany Department at Claremont Graduate University, will teach you in detail about the vegetative and reproductive features of grasses (Poaceae), addressing aspects of their anatomy, physiology, and ecology. In addition, you will learn how to identify common genera by using diagnostic characteristics. Much of the class will be spent teaching you how to use the identification keys in the most recent edition of The Jepson Manual (2nd edition), with special attention on some of the more difficult couplets and taxa.

On the second day, Sunday April 30th, a field trip to Santa Rosa Plateau is planned! We will carpool from RSABG. However, if there has not been ample rainfall in prior weeks, we will forego the field trip and continue working in the lab.


What do you need to bring?

A Jepson Manual (2nd ed.) is required. If you have one on hand, please bring a dissection tool kit (minimally, fine-tipped forceps, dissecting needle, and metric rule/scale), and a dissecting scope and light. Also, feel free to bring grass samples for the class to work on, bringing enough for 20 people.


Where to meet?

The class and laboratory component of the workshop will take place in the East Classroom in the main Administrative Building. If you need directions, please visit the front Kiosk. This classroom is wheel chair accessible, however, certain locations at the field trip destination may not be.

Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (both days)

$300.00 Public, $250.00 RSABG Members

Please register online or at the front kiosk as space is limited.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Education Assistant, Diana Nightingale at (909) 625-8767 ext. 251 or dnightingale@rsabg.org


Education Classes Refund Policy

In the case that a fee-based class or workshop is cancelled, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will refund the full (100%) payment.

If a registered and paid participant withdraws from the class 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the event, class, or workshop a full refund will be issued.

If a registered and paid participant withdraws more than 24 hours but less than 72 hours before the beginning of the class, event, or workshop a 50% refund will be issued.

If a registered and paid participant withdraws less than 24 hours before the class, or is a ‘no-show’ on the day of the event, class, or workshop, no refund will be issued.

This Refund Policy applies to all classes requiring payment.