DelVal Course Registration Opens for Spring Continuing Ed. Classes
I am excited to offer classes that are available for DelVal Course Registration this spring semester!
- “Scientific Illustration for the Budding Nature Journaler” – Bring out your inner artist and hone your creative skills as you learn the ins and outs of botanical
and scientific illustration in order to create beautiful documentation of ecosystem observations in a nature journal keepsake. This class will get you observing and learning how to document the natural world through illustration and will focus on seasonal plants, animals, and fungi and how these members of the natural world interact with one another. No art or natural science experience necessary – we’ll go over basic illustration techniques, plant & animal ID methods, and nature journal creation during this course!
- “Foraging Foray: Intro to Using Wild-Edibles in the Kitchen”. – Discover the natural bounty in your own backyard and community in this introductory course to foraging! You will learn how to identify various local plant species, including trees, shrubs, flowers, and fruits, prior to taking a dive into ecosystem connections and foraging etiquette. Then, with that background knowledge, you will explore your community in search of wild-edibles to learn how to prepare and use plants in the kitchen. This course will focus on creating drinks, desserts, and side dishes using in-season flowers and foliage. [Note: The Center for Learning in Retirement at Delaware Valley University’s classes are for educational, personal enrichment purposes only.]
Do these sound like courses you’d like to take? DelVal course registration opens today, but will stay open until classes are filled. Learn more about Delaware Valley University HERE. Learn more about Marissa Jacobs, the course instructor, and The Art of Ecology HERE.