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Spring 2014 Courses

Wild Things: Toward a More Sustainable Natural Garden, Professor Karen Snetselaar.

6 Mondays, January 27 - March 10, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. (20th and Arch Sts.). This course will help students assemble the knowledge and resources needed to create a more naturally sustainable garden.

This course requires preregistration.

This course is full.

Add your name to the waitlist online here or call 215-763-6529 x23.

Introduction to Pollination Biology, Professor Tatyana Livshultz.

6 Wednesdays, January 29 - March 5, 2014, 6:30 - 7:45 PM. Independence Branch of the Free Library, 18 S. 7th Street (between Market and Chestnut). This course will survey the science of pollination biology from the discovery of plant pollination in the late 17th century to our current understanding of the essential role of pollination in the ecosystem.

No preregistration necessary. Register by attending the fist course.

Sedimentary Rock: Geology's Time Capsule, Professor Jason Downs.

8 Saturdays, February 1 - March 22, 2014, 10:30 AM - Noon. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce Streets. This course will provide an overview of the fundamental concepts behind sedimentology (the study of sedimentary rocks) and stratigraphy (the layering of sedimentary rocks) and will discuss their application in environmental and economic contexts.

This course requires preregistration.

This course is full.

Add your name to the waitlist online here or call 215-763-6529 x23.

Land and Water: The Changing Hydrology and Ecology of Philadelphia, Professor David Hewitt. 6 Mondays, March 31 - May 5, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. (20th and Arch Sts.). This course will provide a survey of the changing wetlands and waterways of Philadelphia and look at how they have interacted with and been affected by the flora, fauna and human land use of the region.

This course requires preregistration.

This course is full.

Add your name to the waitlist online here or call 215-763-6529 x23.

 

Fall 2013 Courses

Natural History from Antiquity to Now, Professor Jane E. Boyd.

7 Wednesdays, September 25 - November 6, 2013, 6:30 - 7:45 PM. Independence Branch of the Free Library, 18 S. 7th Street (between Market and Chestnut). This course will explore the history of natural history in the West, from the philosophers of Ancient Greece to Renaissance explorers to today's specialized scientists.

No preregistration required.

From Death, to Recovery, to Museums: The Curious Lives of Human Remains, Professor Janet Monge. 7 Tuesdays, October 1 - November 12, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce Streets. This course will look at changing concepts of death over time and across cultures, and explore ethical questions that have arisen over the use of human remains for scholarship.

No preregistration required.

Birds and Birding, Professor Clifford Hence.

6 Wednesdays, October 2 - November 6, 2013, 6:30 - 7:45 PM. Philadelphia City Institute Branch of the Free Library, 1905 Locust Street. This course will discuss the many unique aspects of birds and their environment. It is designed to provide students with the ability to recognize bird species and identify bird songs and calls.

No preregistration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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