New to python. I'm trying to automate a task of selecting features from several shapefiles in multiple directories. Conceptually I'm thinking of the following: activate all necessary workspace directories, convert necessary feature classes or shapefiles to feature layers, use the select by location tool. This all to be done with the intent of batch selection and export of selected features. My first stumbling block is actually being able to set up multiple workspaces simultaneously and just list their feature feature classes. I can do it for one workspace a time but not multiple. I feel like this is a crucial step if I want to proceed with anything else. Let me know if I'm way off and point me in the right direction. Any help is appreciated.