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The 2017 Jepson Herbarium Workshops

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium recently announced the program for The Jepson Herbarium Workshop’s 2017 series on botanical and ecological subjects. These programs are open to the general public and consist of basic, introductory one- to four-day basic botany workshops and more technical one- to five-day weekend workshops.

The basic botany series includes “Introductory Plant Morphology for the Botanically-Curious” and the not-to-miss “Fifty Families in the Field: San Francisco Bay Area,” an excellent workshop I had the pleasure of taking in 2007 with instructor Linda Beidleman (co-author of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey) (and, in the past, the late ever-entertaining Richard Beidleman, the author of California’s Frontier Naturalists which was reviewed with great enthusiasm here). Among this year’s technical weekend workshop series are such select, wonkish offerings as “Northern California Seaweeds,” “Butterflies: Biology, Behavior, and Identification,” “Exploring the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness,” “Climate Change in California: Past, Present, and Future,” and “Insect-Induced Plant Galls of California.

The workshops run throughout the year, but class sizes are limited and waiting lists back up quickly. Sign up soon.

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The 2016 Jepson Herbarium Workshops

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium recently announced the program for The Jepson Herbarium Workshop’s 2016 series on botanical and ecological subjects. These programs are open to the general public and consist of basic, introductory one- to four-day basic botany workshops and more technical one- to five-day weekend workshops.

The basic botany series includes “Introduction to Plant Morphology” and the not-to-miss “Fifty Families in the Field: Introduction to Keying,” an excellent workshop I had the pleasure of taking in 2007 with instructor Linda Beidleman (co-author of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey) (and, in the past, the late ever-entertaining Richard Beidleman, the author of California’s Frontier Naturalists which was reviewed with great enthusiasm here). Among this year’s technical weekend workshop series are such select, wonkish offerings as “Exploring the Rise of Land Plants: A Fossil Journey,” “Macrolichens Around San Francisco Bay,” “California’s Native Bees: Biology, Ecology, and Identification,” “The Remote Flora of the White Mountains: Cottonwood Basin or Other Ambitions,” and “Pushing the Boundary: Exploring the Newly-defined Southeastern Klamath Range.

The workshops run throughout the year, but class sizes are limited and waiting lists back up quickly. Sign up soon.

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The 2015 Jepson Herbarium Workshops

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium recently announced the program for The Jepson Herbarium Workshop’s 2015 series on botanical and ecological subjects. These programs are open to the general public and consist of basic, introductory one- to four-day basic botany workshops and more technical one- to five-day weekend workshops.

The basic botany series includes “Introduction to Plant Morphology” and the not-to-miss “Fifty Families in the Field: Introduction to Keying,” an excellent workshop I had the pleasure of taking in 2007 with instructors Linda Beidleman (co-author of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey) and – in the past, but perhaps not this year – the ever-entertaining Richard Beidleman (author of California’s Frontier Naturalists, reviewed with great enthusiasm here). Among this year’s technical weekend workshop series are such select, wonkish offerings as “Lycophytes: Past and Present,” “Botanizing Baja California,” “Inventorying the Floristic Frontier: A Botanical Expedition into the Eastern Mojave Desert of California,” “Strange Soils and Unknown Plants: Botanical Documentation in the Trinity Alps,” and in a break from the botanical, “Fire Ecology in the Central Sierra Nevada,” “California Naturalist Training,” and “California’s Native Bees: Biology, Ecology, and Identification.”

The workshops run throughout the year, but class sizes are limited and waiting lists back up quickly. Sign up soon.

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Jepson Herbarium Workshops – UC California Naturalist Training

The deadline to register for the UC Naturalist Program‘s UC California Naturalist Training Workshop through The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium’s 2014 Jepson Herbarium Workshop series is fast approaching. The goal of the California Naturalist Program – the first such statewide program in California – is to promote “environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action” by growing and training a pool of active volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.  Many other states have similar naturalist programs; this is the first statewide program in California.

Workshop classes will meet at UC Berkeley on Thursday evenings from September 4 to November 6 and will include Saturday field trips and one overnight field trip. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.

Applications – available here – are due July 15th; the final registrants will be selected from the pool of applications received, and will be notified by August 1st.

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The 2014 Jepson Herbarium Workshops

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium recently announced the program for The Jepson Herbarium Workshop’s 2014 series on botanical and ecological subjects. These programs are open to the general public and consist of basic, introductory one- to four-day basic botany workshops and more technical one- to five-day weekend workshops.

The basic botany series includes “Introduction to California Plant Families” and the not-to-miss “Fifty Families in the Field: Introduction to Keying,” an excellent workshop I had the pleasure of taking in 2007 with instructors Linda Beidleman (co-author of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey) and – in the past, but perhaps not this year – the ever-entertaining Richard Beidleman (author of California’s Frontier Naturalists, reviewed with great enthusiasm here). Among this year’s technical weekend workshop series are such select, wonkish offerings as “Macrolichens Around San Francisco Bay,” “Sierra Nevada Wildflower Identification Made Fun,” “Seaweeds of Northern California,” and in a break from the botanical, the new “Camp Cooking for Scientists,” “Ground Beetles of California,” and “California’s Native Bees: Biology, Ecology, and Identification.”

The workshops run throughout the year, but class sizes are limited and waiting lists back up quickly. Sign up soon.

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