A botanically inclined walk about
On the first day of final examinations I typically have a two hour final at 8:00 followed by the ethnobotany final at 3:30. In the past the task of marking the 8:00 exams filled up the time between the finals. With my use of an on line final in Schoology for the 8:00 course, the final is automatically marked upon submission. This frees up the middle of the day and permits a scan of the plants available for the afternoon ethnobotany final.
The final is only one piece of the overall assessment and focuses on how knowledgeable a student is in their own environment. Ideally they should be able to walk through their forests, fields, and farms, naming plants in both scientifically and in their own language, as well and explain how that plant is used by their culture. This is the core of indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge - to name and to be able to use the plants around one.
Butterfly amid Senna alata leaves