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Botany: Virtual

with Scott Zona, Ph.D., Botanist, co-editor, PALMS, the journal of the International Palm Society

This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 26, November 2, 9 and 16
Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM EST

Location: Virtual

Fee: $180 ($162 Members)


This class is designed with a broad audience in mind. It is a fundamental core course for students enrolled in any of the NCBG public certificate programs. It covers basic principles of botany from taxonomy to morphology, anatomy, and physiology. In this virtual class, pre-recorded lectures will be shared ahead of live Zoom discussions.


No prerequisites. 


Remaining Seats: 0

Registration open through 10/25/2022 3:00 PM EST

About the Instructor

Scott Zona holds a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in botany from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. in botany is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, California. He has explored for plants in Florida, California, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Pacific islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea and Madagascar. His interests are in the diversity and natural history of tropical plants, especially palms, salvias and bryophytes, and has published over 160 articles on these topics.  Scott is co-editor of the International Palm Society’s quarterly journal, PALMS. He now gardens in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Botany: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program and in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.





This program will be offered online via Zoom.
A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.

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