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NATRS 184 - Wildflower Identification

Credits: 5
Collects specimens and identifies wildflower species found in Washington forests. Teaches the use of taxonomic keys and their ecological characteristics and growth habits.

Enrollment Requirement: NATRS 183  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $20.00

Course Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the use of taxonomic keys to identify ferns, shrubs, and wildflowers.
  2. Examine the use and comprehension of dendrology terminology.
  3. Identify plant morphology and apply knowledge through the use of dichotomous keys.
  4. Examine identification and basic ecology of all required plants.
  5. Sample vegetation through various methods including: percent cover, transects, fixed area plots and stem counts.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland or Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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