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Coastal Ecology!

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017


Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.


Coastal Ecology with Patrick McMillan

Visit carnivorous plants, orchids, and a myriad of wildflowers in their native habitats on this exciting new elective course for the native plant certification. In this two day class we will explore the ecosystem processes, composition and management of major coastal habitats including salt marshes, maritime forest, marl forests, longleaf pine wetland savannas, flatwoods, blackwater swamp forests, pond cypress savannas and pocosins. Our class will focus on natural areas in Georgetown, Charleston and Berkeley counties.

(Some basic accommodations are available at Baruch Institute for extra cost – contact Sue Watts for details.)

Coastal Ecology counts as two elective courses. Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.

Meeting times and location to be announced.

Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:

To download a brochure, click here.

 For important tips on negotiating the registration system, click here.
(It is highly recommended that you read these tips!!!)

If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.

2017 Certificate courses include:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
May 16 Introduction to Soils
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities
August 26 Basic Botany
September 9 Piedmont Plant Communities
September 16 Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification
September 30 Natives at Home
October 7 Sandhills Exploration
October 11 Tree Identification
October 14 Native Grasses
October 14 Natural Plant Communities
October 21-22 Coastal Ecology
October 27 Backyard Rain Gardens

November 1 Basic Horticulture
November 4 Sustainable Landscaping



October 21, 2017
October 22, 2017
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