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Seeds Gone Wild! (Dispersal, functions, and animal interactions)


Have you ever been played by a plant?  I can say with confidence: yes, you have (because we all have)!  Everyone has some level of understanding about what a seed is, but few have stayed with the question long enough to uncover the many marvels associated with seeds, including their fascinating interaction with animals (to say nothing of wind, water, and fire).  Much of this class will take place outdoors, looking at many examples and generally playing with plants.

This class also initiates a series within the series; over the seasons, we will explore all 6 major plant parts that people routinely eat (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds).

Good to Know

1. Heavy rain cancels, as most class activities take place outdoors.  Dress in layers for variable weather.

2. Classes may involve 1-2 miles of gentle walking.

3. Brief indoor slide presentations will necessitate face masks until further notice.  Masks are optional outdoors. 

Who Is This For?

Motivated students of nature, of any age.  Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by a registered adult.  


All Classes in the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series are $30/person.

If you are an individual planning to take 4 classes in the series, you can sign-up for the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series Bundle on the previous page for $100 for any four classes.