Course code:

ES2014

Level:

IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:

16

Meets the following requirements:

  • ES - Environmental Science

Lab fee:

40

Typically offered:

Yearly

This course introduces you to the native and ornamental shrubs and trees of Mount Desert Island.

Lectures will cover basics of plant taxonomy and forest ecology focusing on the dominant woody plant species of the region. Laboratory and field sessions will involve the identification of woody plants and an introduction to the major woody plant habitats of the island.

The course is designed to teach botany and plant taxonomy for students interested in natural history/ecology, forestry, and landscape design. Evaluations are based on class participation, weekly field/lab quizzes, a plant collection, and term project.

 

Prerequisites:

None

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.