Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series

Event Details

Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Location: Museum of York County

Event Description:

Pre-registration & payment required by Sept. 7, 2018

A Beginner’s Introduction to Botany with Master Naturalist Andrew Lazenby.

Session 1: "Plants, Glorious Plants"
Tuesday, September 18 • 6 – 8 pm 
The participants will learn a brief overview of the evolutionary history of plants and the terminology of plant identification. This session will be hands-on with collected specimens for examples. 

Session 2: "It’s all in the Name"
Tuesday, October 16 • 6 – 8 pm 
The participants will be introduced to the taxonomic system and how it related to plants, major plant groups & families, and how to identify them. Students will use dichotomous keys to identify selected plant specimens.

Session 3: "Putting it all Together" 
Tuesday, November 20 • 6 – 8 pm 
Participants will learn about the fundamentals of plant reproduction and how they work together with and use other organisms to thrive. Students will continue to use dichotomous keys as they look at plant specimens.

Pre-registration & payment required by Sept. 7, 2018
Cost inlcudes all 3 seminars + Book:
$25 CHM Members, Volunteers, Teachers & Students with ID 
$35 Non-CHM Members

Instructor Andrew Lazenby grew up in York County, South Carolina and could often be found in the woods turning over rocks or digging in the mud just to see what was there. Following High School, Andrew spent four years in the Air Force where he had a chance to explore some of the ecology of West Texas. Andrew completed his undergraduate and graduate work in biology at Winthrop University and focused on the preservation of Piedmont Prairies and regional botany with a thesis focusing on the flora of Landsford Canal State Park. Currently, Andrew is a full time artist along with his wife and they have a 9 year old son. In recent years Andrew has also enjoyed teaching for the Catawba and Midland Master Naturalist Programs each spring.

Book included: Native Trees of the Southeast
By L. Katherine Kirkman, Claud L. Brown, Donald Joseph Leopold.

Contact: or 803-981-9182 Recommended for ages 12 and older. 

Note: York County, SC Educators may earn 2 CEU credits per seminar.