Native Plant Trust


Monday, October 24, 2022—Monday, March 13, 2023

Plant Families

What are the underlying evolutionary relationships and patterns in plants? In this foundational course, you will learn the botanical terms used to describe plants and flowers, the evolutionary/phylogenetic basis for classification, and the identifying characteristics for several major plant families common to New England. With diagrams, images, and further resources offered to reinforce the concepts, you will apply the new material through indoor and outdoor assignments and peer forums. This Basic Certificate online core course is self-paced, with opportunities for peer discussion, expert access for questions, and field projects. A facilitator will guide you in your learning, review your assignments, and answer your questions. Download the syllabus here. It typically takes at least 12 hours to complete. (This course is also offered in-person.) Please note: registration closes Saturday, December 24 at 12 p.m. Course access ends on Monday, March 13, 2023, 12 p.m.

Date/time detailsOctober 24, 2022, 12 p.m. through Monday, March 13, 2023, 12 p.m.
LocationSelf-paced online
Program codeCERO102
Feemembers $150/nonmembers $200
InstructorNeela de Zoysa
CertificateBasic Core