Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate
This certificate offers classes, workshops and field studies for adult learners who wish to educate themselves about the natural world and cultural heritage of western North Carolina. Classes are available year round and students work to complete 240 hours of curriculum including a series of courses on ecology, botany, geology and plant identification. Electives in animals, lichens, insects may also be studied. Students plan and conduct a final project to complete the certificate.
Join over one hundred students in a quest to deepen understanding of the natural sciences in seeking the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate of Merit. New classes are offered beginning in January and July each year. Download application and view certificate overview.