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Amazing World of Plant Adaptations

Black Rock Forest Consortium

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Black Rock Forest Consortium 65 Reservoir Road Cornwall-on-HudsonNY  12518
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Black Rock Forest Consortium 65 Reservoir Road Cornwall-on-HudsonNY  12518

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What's Included

Investigate the monstrous, spiny, beautiful, and carnivorous! The plant kingdom is filled with organisms that have involved incredible adaptations for survival. Among many of the plant secrets we will unlock are how spiny cacti are able to survive blazing hot days and extremely cold nights, how the giant trees that live in Black Rock Forest get through freezing winters, and how forest flowers attract different pollinators. In the lab, we will dissect cactus plants, aquatic plants, and a variety of beautiful flowers to understand how specific adaptations help plants survive in a variety of ecosystems. Our fieldwork will involve surveying the plants of Black Rock Forest and using our skills as botanical illustrators to create field guides of the plants we discover.

About This Organizer

Black Rock Forest Consortium is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with a mission of advancing scientific understanding of the natural world through research, education, and conservation programs.

 

Every summer, Black Rock Forest Consortium welcomes students age 11-15 for authentic, week-long learning experiences in nature, working directly with scientists. The focus is on understanding nature through observation and investigation. Classes allow students to study interesting subjects without the pressure of a grade. Classes are taught by experts and provide an opportunity to explore college and career possibilities in the natural sciences while having fun in Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY. Offerings include classes on birds, reptiles, writing, photography, computer science and engineering.

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Black Rock Forest Consortium 65 Reservoir Road Cornwall-on-HudsonNY  12518
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