Plant Diversity

Date(s) - 7 Jun 2019 until 9 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Course

What’s the difference between grass, ferns and mosses?


They are plants and have green leaves. Yes, but we need to know a great deal more about plant diversity to develop an interest in the environment, field biology, wildlife and gardening.

Find out the science behind sorting out members of the Plant Kingdom. (The secret is in their life cycles and structure of their reproductive organs!) From A for anemone to Z for zinnia and all types of conifers, horsetails, ferns and mosses in between, their relationships to each other will be revealed. By examining their structure and studying the evolutionary processes that resulted in this diversity of form, you will be able to place plants in to related groups. There will be plenty of specimens to examine. This is a fascinating and essential core course for both ecology Certificates. It is an excellent background for anyone interested other courses involving plant life.

Tutor: Sarah Watson-Jones

Course Code:  AB306E 10 credits level 4

Fees: £120 full price (£110 concessions)

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

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Phone: 01970 621580


Self catering Eco Lodgeshared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.


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