Botany Basics

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Instructor: Natalie Rossington

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

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Join Natalie Rossington on this crash course in botany. Topics will include basic plant form and function as well as an introduction to California's ecology and diversity. Participants will engage in classroom lessons and hands-on learning in the best laboratory available - the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden! This casual class is perfect for those interested in becoming a docent at the Garden or anyone who wants to learn more about plants.


Image of Natalie Rossington and Caulanthus inflatus taken by Kristen NelsonNatalie Rossington is a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara studying the evolution of California's native plants. She is currently working to understand how California's jewelflowers (plants in the genus Streptanthus) will evolve in response to future climate change. She loves teaching and has experience teaching at many levels from junior high to college. As a Santa Barbara native, she enjoys botanizing in the mountains on weekends and geeking out in the Botanic Garden during all times of the year.

Botany/Natural History