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Introduction to Plant Identification

Course Code: AL0249CA17

Introduction to Plant Identification

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Date & Time

November 9-10, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:30am)

Description

In this two-day class, Certified Tree Expert Ted Szczawinski will share a wealth of information about how to positively identify plants, trees and shrubs. With hands-on activities, you'll learn to unlock clues found in the bark, fruit, leaves, flowers and more! You'll also learn the secrets of a Dichotomous Key, and you'll receive plenty of examples and demonstrations.

This class is highly recommended for anyone planning to attend Landscape Plants: Identification, Selection and Application.

Click here to read comments about the course from past participants.

Click here to meet the instructor, Ted Szczawinski, and to see what past attendees said about the "passionate," "outstanding," "gem" of a teacher.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
Then don’t miss this once-a-year foundational course. It is required for these certificate programs:

 
Credits

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist-9.5; BCMA Science-5.0; BCMA Practice-4.5

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
10.50 hours

Community Forestry Credits
10 CEUs

Rutgers CEUs
1.5

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Fees
Early Registration Fee $395.00 Register on or before October 26, 2016 and save!
Registration Fee $430.00 After October 26, 2016
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they may not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

Comments about the Class from Past Attendees

"[The most useful aspect of the class was] Hands on identification of plants, not just in the classroom .... outdoor ID, seeing it firsthand"

"I learned the tools needed to go out in the field and identify trees/shrubs. Learning how to 'key it out!'"

"I now have enough know how to at least start identifying trees and shrubs"

"Great ways to remember particular details ... [and] what you're looking for"

"Very easy to understand what to do to get ID of plant"

"Learned so much! Thank you!"

"An emphatic yes! I can't wait to take more!" (in answer to this question: "Did this course stimulate your interest in the topic?")

"Can't wait to use it everyday."

"Packed full of non-stop info"

"I really feel this course will help day to day in my work."

Meet Instructor Ted Szczawinski

Instructor Ted Szczawinski Ted Szczawinski – Certified Tree Expert and professor of plant science and biology will teach students plant identification skills in a manner that’s fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand!


Comments About the Intructor from Past Attendees:

"Ted is outstanding, He did a super job.  Everyone was engaged."

"Great teacher, very passionate"

"The best, a true gem and asset for Rutgers."

"Very knowledgeable and can modify his teaching style for varying knowledge levels of students. Highly recommend."

"Excellent instructor who encouraged questions and participation."

"Ted is enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. He presents all info in an 'understandable' manner."

"Wonderful teacher, makes it fun."

"Ted is an enthusiastic instructor who is extremely knowledgeable on the topic. He explains everything thoroughly."

"Very passionate, well done, a master!"

"Kept it lively and interesting. Very knowledgeable."

"Knows so much about plant ID. Great teacher on the subject."

"Wonderful teacher - makes it fun."

"Great instructor, learned a lot, very engaging!"

"Very interesting and informative. Personally inviting, makes for easy interaction."

"Very passionate about plants and what he teaches."

"Ted does a great job of getting whole group involved in activity."