Ecology, Plants and Technology I

This is the first in the core sequence of Ecology, Plants and Technology courses. The first module emphasizes the identification of prominent plants in the natural communities of New England and highlights major characteristics of the vegetation, and introduces the principles of climate in the spaces around plants. The second module introduces the concept of landforms and grading in design. The course will focus on the use of landforms in history, art and landscape design. By examining the origins and inspiration for shaping the land, students will acquire a deeper understanding of how grading can inform their designs. Technical topics include surveying techniques, characteristics of contours, grading terminology and formulas, accessibility issues, drainage patterns and the manipulation of landform to express the prosaic and poetic aspects of a design.Course schedule:Module one with Matthew UrbanskiTuesday 2:00 – 6:00 Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 Module two with Laura SolanoTuesday 3:00 – 6:00 Thursday 3:00 – 6:00