BNHS Field Botany Course – 2010-11
We are happy to announce our third batch of Basic Field Botany Course 2010-11. The major objectives are to inculcate scientific approach in plant identification, while appreciating the plant diversity around us. It also expects to popularize field botany and generate volunteers’ brigade working for conservation.
Duration: 6 months
Eligibility: 15 years and above
Batch size: 40 participants
Course fee: Rs 3500 for BNHS members and Rs 4100 for non-members. (Please send the fees by DD in favour of Bombay Natural History Society. Fees include course material, plant taxonomy tool kit, interaction with experts and e-group discussions.)
Last date for registration : 30th September 2010
Course starts on : 15th October 2010
Application forms can be downloaded from our website www.bnhs.org
Please note that:
1. Cost for the field visits is separate and on cost-to-cost basis.
2. Three local and one residential field visits are mandatory.
3. Certificates will be awarded only after completion of compulsory field visits and project wok.
For further information please contact:
Dr Swapna Prabhu, Taxonomist, Bombay Natural History Societ
Tel: 022-22821811, 9930205352
The participants will be sent chapters on the topics covering plant morphology and related terminology, adaptations, life forms, classification, methods of collection and preservation of plant material, identification, biogeography, various habitat types and their representative flora, basic plant ecology and conservation.
At least five one-day field visits (to places such as Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra Nature Park, CEC campus, Karnala and Tungareshwar) will be conducted.
At least two residential field visits (4-5 days each).
- Visit to Blatter herbarium.
3. Project work: All the participants will select their own topic of interest for the project to be carried out during last month.