In Bloom

Q.
In the In Bloom event description, “Monocots, eudicots (dicots), and flowering plants that are neither monocots nor eudicots, such as Magnoliids and Nymphaeales” are listed under the “Topics Removed” heading. However, at the Matthaei workshop, a significant amount of time was devoted to monocots vs. dicots. Could you please clarify if it will, in fact, be included, and to what extent? Thank you.
 
A.
This topic will not be included on the In Bloom event test this year.  Students will not be asked to distinguish these groups of plants and there will not be any questions about the differences between these groups.  Students should understand that all of these plants (monocots and dicots) are angiosperms, and they should be familiar with the diversity of angiosperms (for example, they should recognize that magnolias, water lilies, palm trees, grasses, lilies, rose bushes, oak trees, bean plants, and sunflowers are all angiosperms).  Focus on the things that monocots and dicots have in common; for example, students should be able to identify petals, stamens, and pistils, whether they are presented with a monocot flower or a dicot flower.

In Bloom Workshops: Adaptations

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. This workshop will focus on adaptations, and students will be guided through the indoor gardens and make a small terrarium to take home with them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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In Bloom Workshops: Flowers and Seeds

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The workshop will cover flowering plants, seeds, and pollination

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Workshops

In Bloom

Q. I am coaching for ‘In Bloom’. I attended your presentation on Thursday and you mentioned the two workshops that will be held at Matthaei for the event. I called Matthaei today and they said that those events are not advertised publicly and they are coordinated through the WESO organizers. They told me to let you know if we are interested in attending the event and they then will let schools know when they are. So I thought I would email you to see how this has been done in the past and from whom would I get this information from as to when the workshops are. Thank you very much for your help with this.

A. Yes, there will be workshops at Matthaei and you will be able to sign up on line, through WESO, not the Botanical Gardens. We will post those dates soon.