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Asteraceae Identification Short Course

Instructor: Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm, Great Basin Flora Specialist, atiehm@unr.edu

Description: This three-day short course covers the unique taxonomy associated with the sunflower Family, Asteraceae. Basic terminology, dissection skills, and use of a key are critical elements of this class. The course will cover not only how to identify sunflowers, but how to collect and press them for future reference or for the purpose of mailing to others for identification or verification. You can anticipate seeing about 60 different genera. This class is for participants with beginner through intermediate skills.

This class may be taken for 1 unit of optional credit during either semester. Let the instructor know if you want to receive credit so you can obtain a class number. You must also pay the separate credit fees with UNR.

Class size is limited to 30 participants.

When: July 8-10, 2024. Class will be from 8:00 am -12:00 pm, one hour lunch break, 1 pm – 5 pm daily.

Where: It will be held in room 300G of Fleischman Agriculture at UNR. Hot water and some coffee and tea will be provided.

Cost: $ 240.00 non-student, $ 120.00 student. Plan on bringing a check to class made out to Board of Regents.

Sign up by emailing the instructor at atiehm@unr.edu.


July 8
July 10

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