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Video: “Incredible pollen storm” from single pine tree

There is a great little video from a local news station in New Jersey, USA, filmed by Jennifer Henderson when her husband hit the tree with his backhoe,…

Card Game and Book: Shanleya’s Quest – A Botany Adventure for Kids Ages 9 to 99 by Thomas Elpel

This innovative book and its 52 playing cards with flowers and families on them comes with instructions for 5 different card games to enhance learning of major family…

Book: ‘Botany in a Day’ by Thomas Elpel

The new 6th edition of this well-known book by Thomas Elpel follows the APG system (a phylogenetic classification system now used worldwide) and provides easy to access information…

Hands-on activity: Fitting the Earth’s timeline onto your body

Key concept: Understanding and remembering order of events and time line for Earth’s geological and biological history. This is the handout for an exercise I do in my…

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Hands-on Activity: Morphology Bingo

Get your students to run around outside the classroom and dig through the weeds in the lawns to find examples of obtuse, spinose, calyx, capsule, stamen, trichome, and…

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Article: Eat Your Weeds – Edible and Wild Plants in Education

Weeds are everywhere and people like to taste new things, so why not combine the two?  Here is an article that explains how we did it at Rutgers…

Article: The Making of a Student-Driven Online Campus Flora

Key concept:  Engaging students in the discovering of biodiversity on a campus of a school or university can turn into a solid and valuable research project for years…

herbals St John's wort, SCLA Rutgers

Hand-outs: Coloring pages of historical herbals

Want to travel back in botanical history with watercolor or coloring pens?  Here are some illustrious handouts for students in many subjects (medicine, gardening, pharmacology, botany, history…), as…

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Course module: Market Botany (article download)

College-level course module exploring the diversity of plant species available for sale at a local grocery store. Survey data are analyzed by calculating measures of species richness and…

Photos: Botanical Morphology and Anatomy (Flickr Group)

Looking for good photos to use in class or to learn morphology and anatomy? Scroll through the thousands of photos that have been added to the Flickr group…