Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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The Rules of the Game (of Thorns): How plants defend themselves and fight back!
Selected date Saturday March 31
Selected time 9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Just think of it: You're a plant, rooted to the ground, and some hungry animal is headed your way.  How do plants "know" when they are under attack, and how do they protect themselves? 

In this workshop, Loraine Washburn, PhD, RSABG Laboratory Manager and Conservation Botanist, (and interpreter of the Game of Thorns exhibit), will introduce you to the many ways that plants defend themselves in the face of threats from all kingdoms of life: insects, mammals, fungi, and other plants.  

With a special focus on the defenses featured in the Game of Thorns exhibit, this experiential and interactive workshop will invite you to closely examine and contemplate plants both as prey and as defensive living organisms.  We will focus first on plants in the exhibit,  and then also walk in the Garden to gain appreciation of the many evolutionary pathways that have allowed California native species to defend themselves from their enemies.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

$20.00 Public, $15.00 RSABG Members and Students with ID

Please meet at the Game of Thorns Exhibit in the Container Garden

Garden trails are wheel chair accessible.

If you have an questions or concerns, please contact Diana Nightingale, Community Education coordinator at (909)-625-8767 ext. 251 or dnightingale@rsabg.org

If you need special accommodations, please contact us at least 3 days prior to the event.


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.

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