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Plant Careers: Field Botanist

from Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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How do we know about plant diversity? It's thanks to naturalists and Field Botanists who explore our natural areas, document, collect and identify plant samples. Join us to learn more about a career that enables you to work outdoors with specimens that don’t run away or wake up at 4:00a.m.! The Field Botanist is responsible for undertaking research and monitoring plant diversity, whether in natural or horticultural areas. Not only does RBG's Field Botanist work outside, but is the Herbarium Curator; curating the collection of over 65,000 plant specimens, some over 100 years old. Learn more about these two careers and the education, skills and experience needed.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

Programs booked by Canadian sites will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD). Sites from the USA will pay in US dollars (USD).
IMPORTANT: The price will increase to $135 on January 1, 2017. Book a program before that date and pay the 2016 price - $130.

Invoices will be sent out at the end of each month.
Payments can be made by cheque/check or credit card in either currency.


45-60 minutes Grade 6 - 12; adults

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. Review What the students already know and what they like to know.
2. Students will use digital herbarium specimen sheets to answer some questions that a field botanist might be asked
3. Expand on where Field Botanists work and why; professional associations.
4. Time allowed for questions.


The participant will:
...experience what a field botanist does
...explore in more detail the skills and education needed
...discuss where field botanists might be employed
...develop and appreciation of the importance of botany in our lives and the environment.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.9-12.6 Personal and Social Perspectives
more detail to come

State Standards

Guidance and Career Education
Grade 9-10: Career Studies (GLC2O): Exploration of Opportunities
Grade 11-12: Designing your Future (GWL3O): Exploration of Opportunities