A Webinar Series with Joey Santore
Archived classes are available for viewing now with purchase.
A 4-part virtual class with modern-day plant explorer Joey Santore of “Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t”
- Tues. May 4 | Part 1: Flower Anatomy for Identification Purposes
- Thurs. May 6 | Part 2: Plant Naming (Taxonomy) and Classification (Systematics)
- Tues. May 11 | Part 3: Plant Ecology and Evolution
- Thurs. May 13 | Part 4: Plant Ecology and Evolution
The first two parts of this series you will learn flower anatomy and plant naming systems to help you identify plants. The second two parts will focus on plant ecology and evolution to help you understand WHY you find what you do WHERE you do.
What is Blue Collar Botany?
In Joey’s own words, he offers “A low-brow, crass approach to botany muttered by a misanthropic Chicago Italian.”
In our words, it’s an approachable, digestible, equitable, and entertaining way to teach Botany. Joey’s enthusiasm and curiosity are infectious and totally take the pretense out of potentially intimidating scientific language and concepts. He makes this kind of knowledge accessible to all, and “lights the fire of curiosity under your ass.”
About Joey Santore
He’s a brilliant self-taught Botanist who started down this track by growing native plants (and planting them renegade-fashion in a city near you), gained a greater appreciation for plant communities as he piloted diesel trains across the West, and is driven by his passion. He is a modern-day plant explorer–seeking out fascinating plants around the globe in places wild and pristine and those that are heavily trampled by humans.
Joey’s mission to understand plant evolution has taken him to New Caledonia, South America, Australia, Mexico and to just about every botanically unique nook across the U.S. He will draw from his rich bank of stories and photos to bring the content of these four classes to life. He’ll take you on a botanical tour to some far out, oddball places, and help you better understand the plants that grow in your own neighborhood in the process.