2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Gifts Garden: An Ethnobotanical Learning Laboratory in Winter

Winter quarter

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

Fields of Study: botany, cultural studies and environmental studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20271 (4)  

Credits: 4(W)

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 winter 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 (Jan 8-9, 22-23, Feb 5-6, 19-20)

Required Fees: $35 Tools, supplies, workshop materials, and museum fees

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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