Spend time in the greenhouse, school garden or the high tunnel growing and managing food for yourself or flowers to be sold in a spring plant sale. The plant science industry is one of the fastest growing areas in the agricultural field. Participants will experience plant components and their functions through the completion of hands-on activities both in the greenhouse and outdoors. A mixture of plants will be explored to include nursery plants, field crops, fruit and vegetable gardening and floral production depending on class interest. Possible field trips to local greenhouses & crop centers along with expert guest speakers, will add to class success.
Students will be working with local plants used in landscapes and turf management. Students will record skills in AET record keeping system and have opportunities through FFA.
**Earn College Credit:: This class is transcripted through Western Technical College which means you will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of this course. Please note that the college credit earned through WTC is transferable to other technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. (must be enrolled both trimesters to get credits)
Western Technical College Class: Introduction to Plant Science, 1006129, 3.0 credits
This class has also been accepted as a DPI accredited science credit and .5 high school science credit.
Length: (1-2) Trimesters
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 0
Career Cluster(s): Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources