My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Platanus wrightii

Leaves: 10" palmatley with 5 pointed lobes. They are light green on top. The bottom is paler green with tiny hairs.

Flowers: Male flowers are small and green. The female flowers are green when young turning tan to brownish when mature. They are clustered in a dense ball at the end of stalks. They have 3-7 stamens and 5-9 pistils.

Fruit: Produce seeds.

Twigs: Alternate. White, sooth and thin.

Bark: White and smooth with peeling brown flakes.

Form/Habitat: The Arizona Sycamore can be found near water such as streams, washes and rocky canyons from 2,000-6,000'.

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