Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)
Instructor: Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D., Professor, Auburn University
Saturday, September 8 | 9-5 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Members $85|Non-members $95
The flora of Alabama is one of the richest in the country, which underscores the importance of conserving our plants and their habitats. This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species, restoration ecology, conservation ethics, conservation legislation and conservation methods such as safeguarding. Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance projects will be emphasized as examples. Time will be spent in The Gardens to observe some of the rare plants we are working to conserve.
CLASS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.