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  • Field Botany Course (August - September 2018)

    Dates:

    Six sessions: August 8 - September 12, 2018.  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Location:

    Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012

    Description:

    The Field Botany course will expose participants to basic botanical taxonomy and ecology. We will get a close-up look at plant parts, discover botanical terminology, and basic identifying characteristics. In two classroom sessions, we will learn about Michigan’s diverse natural vegetation, emphasizing basic ecological principles of plant distribution, historic and contemporary influences on Michigan’s major vegetation types.

    During field sessions, you will develop skills in using plant family characteristics and dichotomous keys to identify plants. We will learn common and scientific names and the ecological relationships of 40 to 50 plants in three main habitats including wetlands, forests, and prairie-like clearings.

  • Plant Sciences Weekly Seminar Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Location:

    Monday: 4:10 p.m. (cookies and coffee at 4:00): Room 101 Biochemistry Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Plant Research Lab (PRL) sponsors weekly seminars throughout the Spring and Fall semesters. Each Monday, a visiting scientist discusses research on a timely topic. While at the PRL, the visiting scientists also visit the PRL laboratories to speak with the students, postdocs, and faculty in an informal setting. This seminar series is administered by the Seminar Committee, composed of two faculty members, two postdoctoral research associates, and one graduate student. Once each semester, the graduate students select and host an outside speaker. Please see the Website below for the latest schedule.

  • Science at the Edge Seminar Series Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge. Seminars included on this schedule are in three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. See the Websites below for the latest schedule.

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