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  • Locations: Alnwick, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Intensive
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Alnwick Castle
Guilford College
Herbology: Drinks, Dyes & Deadly Draughts

Students will stay in Alnwick Castle (a site location for the Harry Potter films)
Video from Fall 2019 Group!
Faculty Leader: Michele Malotky

Duration: Three Weeks in Alnwick, UK

Number of Credits Offered: 4, Graded

Estimated Additional Cost: $3,400 (includes airfare, transportation, meals, and excursion entrance fees) 

Course Description:
This course will survey plants that impacted the course of history, cultures and health, focusing on three applications: beverages, fibers/dyes and medicine/poisons. Housed in a Castle in Northern England, students will study the biological characteristics of plants and the science underlying various processes related to their use.  The class will include numerous field trips, including a distillery, tea blending company, fiber artist studio, textile mill, and local poison and medicinal gardens. Student will have the opportunity to apply the scientific method to textile dyes using a variety of plant pigments and work on a final project related to their experience. Fulfills the Critical Bases: B (Evaluating Systems and Environments) and C (Natural Science/Mathematics).

This program is currently not accepting applications.