"To touch is to know"
"To touch is to understand"
"To touch is to live"
"To touch is to be"
"To touch is to heal"
Grandfather - 1958-1965
This class is an intense study of both plants and animals, including their life cycles, mating habits, eating patterns and growth characteristics, as well as how to identify the most appropriate observation technique. Several representatives of each plant and animal group will be covered thoroughly in both lecture and demonstration, followed by a detailed field study. This practical approach to the lives of animals and plants will not only expand your knowledge on a physical level, but will greatly expand your awareness skills and your ability to understand and interpret concentric rings. The plants and animals covered are carefully chosen so that what you learn in this class will be applicable to any landscape you may visit.
Note: Before you can volunteer for a class, you must have taken it first. Click here for more information on volunteering.
Volunteers are a vital part of making each class a success. Having graduates of a class available to answer questions and help out in workshops is of tremendous value to current students, and provides a much larger pool of people they can turn to for assistance. As well, volunteers help to prepare and serve meals, head up the student crews and assist Instructors and Interns in lecture and workshop preparation - all of which are essential when it comes to keeping classes running smoothly. And don't forget, whenever you're not needed as a helper, we encourage you to sit in on the lectures and participate in the exercises and workshops. It's a great way to brush up on your skills, or discover what you may have missed the first time around!