Ethnobotany Certificate Program
The Ethnobotany Certificate Program is the first such program in this state and only one of a handful that are currently being offered in the entire United States. Ethnobotany is integral to life in Alaska because it recognizes cultural knowledge and deepens our connection with the expansive and exceptional natural world at our doorstep.
Students enrolled in the EBOT program will learn: basic plant biology & floral ecology of Alaska, economic applications of Ethnobotany, basic applied chemistry of plants, research methods for local specific projects, as well as traditional and new uses of Alaska native plants. These skills will prepare Alaska Native students for employment in wildlife and cultural management agencies, education, and other rural-based jobs, as well as further college milestones such as the Associates and Bachelor’s of
New for 2013!
Congratulations to the first Ethnobotany Program graduates, Darla Brown and Lexi Bystedt!
Ethnobotany Professor, Kevin Jernigan, prepared a delicious celebratory meal for the graduates.
Reserve your place in the Introduction to Ethnobotany course, to be held in Kotzebue, AK, 22 July to 2 August. To apply, click the application link below.
Thanks to all who participated in the Ethnobotany (EBOT) survey for Kuskokwim Campus. The winner of the iPad mini is Hillary Prescan. Congratulations, Hillary!
Check out the recent workshop on how to tap birch trees, held 20 April 2013 on the UAF campus
Talk of Alaska Radio Interview
Check out this recent radio interview on Talk of Alaska where Kuskokwim Campus Ethnobotany Program Coordinator, Rose Meier, joins Alaska Botanical Garden Director, Julianne McGuinness, and ethnobotanist/author, Gary Paul Nabhan, to discuss the role of ethnobotany in addressing Alaska's food security situation.