Informal Classes announces spring 2012 Go Native U classes


Since opening in 1982, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has become one of Austin’s crown jewels, an oasis of beautiful native plants and wildflowers that welcomes visitors through its gates year-round. The center is also an important, national resource of information on native plants and an environmental research site of The University of Texas at Austin. It is also the site of Go Native U, one of CIE’s most popular Informal Classes programs, dedicated to instructing the Texas community on how to successfully garden with native plants.

In the upcoming spring 2012 semester, Go Native U offers two certificate series offering an in-depth look at gardening and the unique properties of Texas plant life.

  • The new Native Plant Gardening Cerfiticate Series (NPG) from March 17-31 is made up of six courses: Landscape Design, Plants I, Plants II, Installation, Maintenance and Integrated Pest Management.
  • The Flora and Fauna of Central Texas Certificate Series (FF) from April 21-May 12 offers eight courses: Texas Ecology & Early Naturalists, Texas Geology, Native Plants of Central Texas I, Native Plants of Central Texas II, Insects, Mammals, Bird Identification & Biology, and Herpetology.
Participants who attend all classes receive a certificate suitable for framing at the end of the series. Individual course descriptions, a course calendar and registration information are found on the Informal Classes Web site.


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