Plant Identification Workshop Series

Continuing Education through UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) will be offering a plant workshop identification series during the months of June & July that covers four different habitats. The workshops to be included in the series are woodland, aquatic, wetland, and prairie plant identification. Each habitat occurs on a different week and can be taken individually, or the series can be taken as a whole.

You can register for the full plant identification series here. If you register for all four workshops, you receive at 10% discount, a $158 value. Keep reading to learn more about each individual workshop.

Woodland Plant Identification and Sampling
  • Date: Wednesday, June 6th – Thursday, June 7th, 2018
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM each day
  • Location: Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES), Amherst Junction, WI
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
  • Registration Fee: $395 – includes continental breakfast and lunch both days, hand lens, transportation to various field sites, and a copy of Spring Flora of Wisconsin, 4th Edition
  • Instructor: Sophie Demchik, associate instructor at UWSP

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample woodland plants. The workshop will focus on identifying early woodland species of Wisconsin in both lab and field settings. Plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques will be covered.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

The workshop is designed for individuals with some plant identification experience. An itinerary of the workshop can be found by clicking here. For full details and registration information click the title above.

Aquatic Plant Identification and Sampling
  • Date: Saturday June 16th – Sunday June 17th, 2018
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM each day
  • Location: Waypost Camp on Mission Lake, Hatley, WI
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8th, 2018
  • Registration Fee: $395 – includes continental breakfast and lunch both days, kayak use, a hand lens, and a copy of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest, 3rd Edition
  • Instructor: Paul Skawinski, Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator for UW-Extension’s Lakes Program

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample aquatic plants. The workshop will focus on the biology, adaptations, and identification of aquatic plants and charophytic macro-algae in Midwestern lake and stream habitats. Instructor Paul Skawinski will also cover field sampling and hands-on identification.

At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a solid understanding of aquatic plant biology
  • Be able to identify aquatic plants by sight or with aid from simple dichotomous keys
  • Be able to demonstrate proper sampling techniques

The workshop is designed for individuals with some plant identification experience. An itinerary of the workshop can be found by clicking here. For full details and registration information click the title above.

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Wetland Plant Identification and Sampling Techniques
  • Date: Friday June 29th – Saturday June 30th, 2018
  • Time: 9 AM to 4 PM each day
  • Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point, WI
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 15th, 2018
  • Registration Fee: $395 – includes continental breakfast and lunch both days, hand lens & a waterproof, color copy of Wetland Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin 
  • Instructor: Rachel Schultz, Ph.D., Wetland Scientist at UWSP

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample wetland plants. The workshop will focus on identifying species of the Upper Midwest in both lab and field settings. To accomplish this, Rachel Schultz, Ph.D., will review plant anatomy in relation to dichotomous keys as well as proper field sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Categorize common wetland communities of the Upper Midwest
  • Use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

The workshop is designed for individuals with some plant identification experience. An itinerary of the workshop can be found by clicking here. For full details and registration information click the title above.

Prairie Plant Identification and Sampling 
  • Date: Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th, 2018
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM each day
  • Location: Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES), Amherst Junction, WI
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20th, 2018
  • Registration Fee: $395 – includes continental breakfast and lunch both days, hand lens, transportation to various field sites, and a copy of Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, 2nd Edition
  • Instructor: Sophie Demchik, associate instructor at UWSP

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample prairie plants. The workshop will focus on identifying common prairie plants of the Midwest in both lab and field settings. Plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques will be covered.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

The workshop is designed for individuals with some plant identification experience. An itinerary of the workshop can be found by clicking here. For full details and registration information click the title above.

 

Other workshops offered by UWSP Continuing Education can be found here.