Ethnobotany Walk at Silverwood
Ethnobotany is the study of traditional knowledge and customs of a people and how they use plants for food, shelter, medicine, tools, sacred rituals, and spiritual ceremonies. Join Judie Lincer as we explore and learn about which native plants have been used for millennia (and continue to be useful) for a variety of everyday uses. Touch, smell and even taste some plants and learn about how they are used by local native people. Wildlife is also dependent on native plants for food and shelter. We will also look at plants that are important habitats for animals such as birds, reptiles, insects and mammals including foxes, bobcats, skunks, opossums and other animals that share our space here.
Judie Lincer is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Education Program and she has a deep passion for connecting children with the outdoors. She has taught grades preschool-high school for over 25 years and participated in a Naturalist Training course at the SD Natural History Museum. She has worked on various projects that are designed to enhance students’ scientific-inquiry skills and inspire and develop an appreciation of the environment and ecosystems in San Diego County. Judie is the former California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Garden Tour and Workshop Director. She has a Masters degree in Education, and is also a Certified Interpretive Guide.