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The Wonder of Seeds: A Workshop for Educators
with Elisha Taylor, NCBG Youth and Family Education Manager; Mike Dunn, NCBG Natural Science Educator


Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


“Seeds are a marvel, worthy of our study, praise, and wonder…” ~Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds
We are utterly dependent on seeds, so they are, indeed, worthy of study. Learn hands-on activities to help teach basic seed biology, plant-animal interrelationships, the marvels of seed dispersal, and much more. Take home a selection of native plant seeds to plant and gain ideas for discovery-based activities to enhance your teaching about seeds and plants.

Fee: $25 ($22 members)


About the presenters:


Elisha Taylor is the Youth and Family Education Manager at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. She develops and conducts a wide variety of hands-on natural science programs designed to connect children, families, and schools to plants and the natural world. Elisha has 15 years' experience in the field and is a NC Certified Environmental Educator.

Mike Dunn is the NCBG Natural Science Educator. He works under Youth and Family Programs to develop and offer school field trips, teacher workshops, family hikes, summer camp, and education exhibits. Mike worked for 32 years with the State of North Carolina as a naturalist/educator – 8 years with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and 24 years with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. He has designed and conducted hundreds of workshops on natural history, throughout the state and beyond, on subjects ranging from wildlife to wildflowers. Mike is also an avid nature photographer and writes a blog about the natural wonders that surround us – see


Registration open through 11/1/2017 11:59 PM EST




Class or Event capacity: 20 remaining registrations

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