Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

Botany 123:  Field Botany:  Fall 2018                        Matt Kay

Blue Oak Stop Group at Dunes

Lecture and lab (CRN 36799): Friday 9:30-2:20; EBS 201, and many field trips (some of which span multiple days and/or depart at irregular hours).

Course Syllabus   


             

Week

Date/
Lecture

Activity/Lecture

Meeting Place/Time

Plant lists, etc.

1

Aug
31
Lecture slides:  Course introduction, core concepts, CA geography, plant communities I

EBS 201 (9:30 - 2:20)Introduction and concepts

2

Sept
7
Lecture slides: Geography of Califormia.
Field trip planning/preparation
EBS 201 (9:30 - 2:20) 

3

Sept
14-16
Field Trips: Coastal plant communities: Gaviota coast, Guadalupe Dunes, Big Sur coast and redwood forests, Nacimiento Rd/Fort hunter Liggett Friday 9/14: Depart SBCC 8:00am
Sunday 9/16: Return SBCC 4:30pm
Species List: Big Sur coast

4

Sept
21


Lecture: Sierra Nevade trip planning and plant
community introduction.

EBS 201 (9:30 - 2:20)

 

5

Sept
27-30
Field trip: Sierra Nevada trip, eastern & western Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, White Mountains
Thurs, Sept. 27 Depart SBCC 8:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 30 Return SBCC 5:30 pm
Species List: Yosemite/Sierra Nevada

6

Oct 5 Lecture: Sierra Nevada trip review, introduction
to chaparral, Santa Ana winds, fire and fire
guest speaker
EBS 201 (9:30-2:20)  

7

Oct
12
No Class   

8

Oct
19
Field Trip: Gibralter Rd, East Camino Cielo Rd,
La Cumbre Peak

Depart SBCC 8 am,
Return SBCC 3 pm
Species List: Gibralter Rd, East Camino Cielo Rd, La Cumbre Peak

9

Oct
26
1) Complete herbarium specimens,
student presentations to class
2) Final exam review
3) Slide show and course review
EBS 201 (9:30 - 2:20)  

10

Nov 2 1) Final exam
2) Notebooks due
(final mandatory meeting of course)
EBS 201 (9:30 - 2:20)  

11

  No Class   

12

  No Class  

13

  No Class  

14

  No Class  

15

  No Class    
16
  SBCC final exam meeting time (week 16; Friday, Dec.14, 8 am - 10 am) is optional, and no exam will be issued

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