Centralia College offers robust, dynamic courses in botany. In fact, the Walton Science Center features a 1,500-square foot greenhouse for teaching and research. 

Botany Courses

Botany courses meet the Natural Science distribution requirements.

Introduction to plants for non-majors, with emphasis on growth, function, and reproduction. Human uses and modifications of plants for food and medicine will be explored. Students will conduct plant growth experiments in the greenhouse.
Identification and classification of vascular plants of western Washington with emphasis on important plant families, conservation, and native plant uses. Field trips during labs to observe native plants in local habitats.
Introduction to biology through trees, from cells and evolution through tree ecology and urban trees. Identification of trees will be featured, including both Pacific Northwest natives and common street trees.


Dr. Lisa Carlson (she/her/hers)
Professor of Biology
Office: WSC 318 C
Email Dr. Lisa Carlson