Synopsis: In this hybrid course made up of online sessions and a field trip, you will learn plant identification principles and study diagnostic characteristics of species frequently encountered by wetland delineators in the Southern New Jersey region.
Start Time: Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, August 7, 2020 12:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online, with field trips
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Suzanne Hills
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7234
Additional Information:

All students must attend two half-day online class sessions (August 6 & 7, 2020) and a full-day field trip (September 9, 2020).

By the end of the course, you will be able to quickly and confidently identify the wetland plant species that are important in determining if an area meets the hydrophytic vegetation criterion for wetland delineation.

During the field trips, students can expect to see over 100 different plant species, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, while learning how to use two basic field guides for identifying wetland and upland plants. Guided by instructor and wetlands expert Ralph Tiner, students will have the opportunity to explore vegetation in freshwater wetland habitats typical of the region. Please dress for the outdoors on field trip days!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public