Course Schedule – 2021w

Jan. 10

ZOOM: Introduction to the Course and Meeting the Team

Jan. 12

ZOOM: Virtual Fieldtrip of Stanley Park

Jan. 17

ZOOM: Introduction to course projects

Unit 1: Are Bryophytes just Primitive Plants?
Self-Guided Lab #1 – Bryos in my World (due January 26th)

Jan. 19 ZOOM: Unit 2: Bryophyte Conservation
Jan. 24

Field Trip in Pacific Spirit Park: Introduction to Bryophytes

Jan. 26

Lab 2 – Bryopsida

Jan. 31 Unit 3: Toothed Mosses

Pre-Reading: Robin Kimmerer – Being Small

Feb. 2

Lab 3 – Polytrichopsida (contrast features with Bryopsids)

Feb. 7 Fieldtrip to Beaty
Feb. 9

Video Lesson Preview – Unit 4a: Toothless Wonders (excluding Sphagnopsida)

Lab 4a: Toothless Mosses –Andreaeopsida, Andreaeobryopsida, Takakiopsida

Lesson: Takakia bryogeography

Feb. 14 Unit 4b: Toothless Mosses – Sphagnopsida and Bog Ecology

Project Time (4:00 – 5:00)

Feb. 16

Lab 4b: Toothless Mosses –Sphagnopsida

Feb. 21/23 READING WEEK
Feb 28 Field Trip to Camosun Bog
Mar. 2 Lab Activity: Identify bryophytes from Bog/Forest Sampling
Mar. 7

Field Trip in Pacific Spirit Park: Introduction to Liverworts

Mar. 9

Video Lesson Preview – Unit 5: Liverworts

Lab #5a (2 hour) – Jungermanniopsida

Mar. 14 Unit 5: Liverworts: Jungermanniopsida/Marchantiopsida

Project Time (4:00 – 5:00)

Mar. 16 Lab #5b – Marchantiopsida
Mar. 21 Unit 5: Liverworts: Jungermanniopsida/Marchantiopsida

Unit 6: Hornworts: Anthocerotophyta

Mar. 23 Lab #6 – Anthocerotophyta

Mini-Lesson: Symbiosis

Mar. 28 Unit 7: Evolution/Phylogenies and Bryogeography
Mar. 30 Lab Exam
Apr. 3 Optional Field Trip to Stanley Park
Apr. 4 Project Work
Apr. 6 Presentations – BryoSymposium