2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Gifts Garden: An Ethnobotanical Learning Laboratory in Fall

Fall quarter

Faculty: Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies

Fields of Study: botany, cultural studies and environmental studies

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10228 (4)  Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Credits: 4(F)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Weekend


In this weekend course, students will use The Gifts Garden at the Evergreen Longhouse as a laboratory for learning related to ethnobotany, educational habitat gardening with native plants, and growing and using medicinal plants. Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, writing, research, maintaining a nature journal, and carrying out an individual project as well as sharing it with the class. The course is focused on the fall season and is suitable for students interested in botany, Indigenous studies, environmental studies, education, botanical medicine, and horticulture.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 9a-4p Sat, 9a-noon Sun (Oct. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31, Nov. 13-14)

Required Fees: $25 for tools, supplies, and a museum visit

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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