CUGE ECO 3002G Plant Diversity & Nomenclature Series - Discovering Orchidaceae

INTRODUCTION
The Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant. This family has about 26,000 accepted species, distributed across more than 700 genera. Learning to identify the plant by its taxonomic character is essential in researching more about the needs and proper care requirements of a particular plant. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The workshop is a one-day programme and aims to provide learners with a basic background in taxonomy and equip them with basic skills for proper plant identification. An essential feature of this course is the hands-on examination and dissection of live plant specimens in the classroom, as well as observing the living trees in the park.

Students are required to bring in as many plant specimens as they wish for identification. All specimens must contain some leaves attached to the stem, and especially, flowers and/or fruit. Specimens may be fresh (kept in plastic bags) or if collected several days before the course, they should be pressed and dried in newspaper.

METHODOLOGY

  • Lecture/classroom based
  • Site visits/field study
  • Hands-on

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Tree care practitioners
  • Landscape architects
  • Horticulturists

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Mr Bian Tan is a specialist in botany, taxonomy, horticulture, plant conservation and environmental education. He also holds a MSc in Botany (Taxonomy & Systematics), and a BSc Honors in Horticulture with high distinction. Bian's experience spans many countries, notably the USA and the South East Asian nations. He has presented and moderated at numerous international conferences and has published articles in periodicals and journals. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

Professional Certification CEUs
Certified Practicing Horticulturist 7
ISA Certified Arborist 5
*Awarded points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information.

COURSE FEES
Course Fees (inclusive of GST)
Full fee $171.20
Fees include the provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment. Terms and conditions apply.

ENQUIRY CONTACT:
Ms Nalini
Tel: 6462 7303
Email: nalini_atamanadan@nparks.gov.sg

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Please register and pay online here.
*CUGE course confirmation email will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully.

Class size will be limited to facilitate discussions and group exercises. Please register early.



All information are correct as of posted date. For enquiries, please contact us at ask_CUGE@nparks.gov.sg