Botany of SW Oregon and N California
Botany of Southwest Oregon and Northern California - 6 days / 5 nights
The Green Tortoise and Umpqua Community College have teamed up to offer a unique opportunity for adventure and learning! Get college credits for Field Botany or related fields – or simply join our experts on an educational tour of one of the most botanically diverse regions on Earth!
Unparalleled plant diversity awaits your discovery on this tour from the Oregon Cascades to the Redwood Coast. Dr. Ken Carloni will lead you through the stunning wildflower habitats of these spectacular ecosystems from high desert to temperate rainforest.
The tour will depart from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR on Tuesday and follow the wild and scenic North Umpqua River on our way to explore the spectacular wildflower meadows and stunning scenery of Crater Lake National Park and the evocative ancient rock art and fascinating lava tubes at Lava Beds National Monument.
After a swim at Medicine Lake State Park, we will observe the plants clinging to the thundering falls at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park and marvel at the interplay between the violent geologic history and diverse flora of Lassen Volcanic National Park. We will then continue on to the crystal waters of the wild and scenic Trinity River and an optional raft trip.
We will then journey to Patrick’s Point State Park where we will relax on wildflower-covered promontories to watch the sun set over the Pacific as we prepare to experience the grandeur of Redwood National Park.
Our adventure will continue through the redwoods and then take us back into the distinctive flora of Oregon’s Siskiyou Mts. and Oregon Caves National Monument with its ancient marble caves and exceptional plant diversity before returning to UCC late Sunday afternoon.
Priority will be given to students who are on the tour for college credit. For enrolling in the course, or to have your name added to a a waiting list of non-credit riders, email Dr. Carloni at , call 541-440-7641, or visit our Facebook page.
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