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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…

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Manual: 50 most common families in temperate regions

The manual Field identification of the 50 most common plant families in temperate regions by Lena Struwe is available for download below.  (color pdf with images, 60 pages,…

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