Did you know there are plants which never flower? There are plants which never grow leaves? Plants that are tenants? That the bark print of the tree is equivalent to the fingerprint of human beings and that you could hear a heartbeat of a tree. Much more such trivia about the plant world will get unfolded in our unique course-Botany for Beginners.
In any given situation, you may be surrounded by minimum 5-10 species of plants, do you know your plants? Well, we could help in making that connection. The purpose of our course is to make people fall in love with plants and understand that even though they run and jump, they still have too much of character which misses a human eye.
What’s unique about this course?
* India’s first online course on Botany
* 100% virtual course with real-time field assignments.
* Graded course and offered on Moodle platform.
* Purely meant for amateurs.
* Self-taught course where learners learn on their own & we facilitate this learning proess
* Flexible course with all assignments due .
* Planned in a manner where the learners can plan their personal calendar three months in advance!
* Credit or Audit options available.
Who should enrol?
If plants fascinates you or you wish to get fascinated then this course is for you. You may a teacher, student, home maker, photographer or just any professional, our course is one for all, provided you all share a common interest- plants. Besides each of you is expected to be equipped with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to deal with virtual engagements of the course.
What will you learn?
India is home to more than 45,000 species of plants, and over 16,000 species of these flowering plants. Through this course we urge you to take up the challenge of learning about atleast 25 species. Are you up for the challenge? At the end of the course, you will realize that it was not only that you learnt about plants but about insects, birds, reptiles, mammals and so much more. This is because we deal botany not an individual subject but as an integrated one. So you will not only learn which tree is growing next to your home/office but will also know who pollinates it, who feeds on it, who are the tree friends and woes and how that affects your life.
What are Course Topics
1. Introduction to Plant World
2. Plant Groups
3. Adaptation in Plants
4. Plants of Economic Importance
5. Threatened Plants
6. Plant Education
Who are running this course?
We are the team of five people;
Prof. Rajendra Shinde, Botanist
Mr. Isaac Kehimkar, Ecologist
Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi, Course Coordinator
Ms. Priti Choghale, Course Executive
Ms. Preeti Dalvi, Asst. Course Executive
COURSE FEE: Rs.6500/- per head
3 months (1 May- 30 August 2018)
Last date for registration: 20 April 2018
For Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdccO6rACm645Kh9gpt2p94ML123rbZm6ouZg7DgaZv008XlQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
Bank Details : NEFT/IMPS
Bank Account Name : iNaturewatch Foundation
Bank Name In Full : Corporation Bank
Savings Account Number : 520101029079787
IFSC Code : CORP0001160
Bank Address : Corporation Bank, 1160 Kharghar, Om Sai, Shop No 7-11, 23/c, Sector 7, Service Road, Kharghar – West, Navi Mumbai - 410210, Thana District, Maharashtra.