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Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

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Synopsis: Whether you work in salt marshes or freshwater wetlands on the Coastal Plain, you will find this course invaluable. Join us for a day in the field with an ecologist with over 40 years of experience in wetlands!
Start Time: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:00 AM
End Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reser
City, State, Country: Tuckerton, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0204ca.html
Contact Name: Dalynn Knigge
Contact Email: knigge@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7315
Additional Information:

The course begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands across the region. The rest of the course is field-oriented with hands-on learning to recognize the characteristic plants of tidal wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region. Students work in small groups to use the keys to identify plants. Field exercises begin with trips to local salt marshes, then to brackish marshes, and end in a slightly brackish marsh where many plants common to the region's freshwater wetlands can be found.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public