May
17
Fri
Woodland Plant Identification and Sampling @ Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Amherst Junction, Wis.
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the advanced skills and experience necessary to identify and sample woodland plants. The workshop will focus on identifying spring woodland species of Wisconsin in both the lab and field. Covered topics include: plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

Click here for a full itinerary.

Instructor Bio
Sophie Demchik is an associate instructor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches plant and natural resource courses.

 
Jun
13
Thu
Grasses and Sedges Identification and Sampling @ Schmeeckle Reserve
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample grasses and sedges. The workshop focuses on identifying common grasses and sedges in both lab and field settings. Topics covered include: plant anatomy, key use, and sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

A workshop itinerary is available at GraminoidIDWorkshop2019_agenda.pdf.

Dr. Stephanie Lyon spent her early years in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in eastern Tennessee, where she developed a passion for botany. At UWSP, she teaches several botany classes, including upper-level courses in Vascular Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology (the study of grasses and their close relatives).  Dr. Lyon is the director of the UWSP herbarium.

Jul
11
Thu
@ Schmeeckle Reserve
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample wetland plants. The workshop focuses on wetland, and some aquatic, species of the Upper Midwest. To accomplish this, Stephanie Lyon, Ph.D. and Paul Skawinski, will review plant anatomy in relation to keys as well as proper field sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Categorize common wetland communities of the Upper Midwest
  • Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

Instructor Bio
Paul Skawinski is the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator for UW-Extension’s Lakes Program and author of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest. Paul also teaches Aquatic Plant Taxonomy at UW-Stevens Point. Additionally, he has worked with aquatic invasive plants for almost 15 years. Paul is an avid plant photographer. Whether on the job or after hours, he enjoys spending time on lakes kayaking and snorkeling.

Dr. Stephanie teaches botany classes, including upper-level courses in Vascular Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology (the study of grasses and their close relatives) at UWSP. Stephanie is the director of the UWSP herbarium.

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