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Adult Education Classes

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Natural History

Spring/Summer 2018 Courses

 

Understanding Lichens: January 27; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification A: January 27; 1 – 4 p.m.

Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge: A Six-Week Class: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Build Your Own Bluebird Box: February 20; 1 – 4 p.m.

Treasures of the Winter Night Sky: February 21; 10 a.m. – noon

Winter Tree Identification B: February 21; 1 – 4 p.m.

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge B: A Five-Week Class: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 9:30 a.m. – noon

River Cane: Cultural Workhorse & Ecological Powerhouse: March 1; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Geology of the Blue Ridge: A Five-Week Class with Field Trip: March 6, 13, 20, 27; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Field Trip: April 3; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spring Migration of Birds: March 20; 1 to 4 p.m.

Spring Tree Identification A: March 29; 1 to 4 p.m.

Observational Astronomy: A Three-Week Class: April 4, 11, 18; 10 a.m. to Noon

Spring Tree Identification B: April 8; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wildflowers of the Arboretum A: April 9; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Spring Tree Identification C: April 10; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification A: A Six-Week Class: April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification B: A Six-Week Class: April 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Owl Prowl: April 11; 2 to 5 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m.

Mammals of the Blue Ridge: A Four-Week Class: April 12, 19, 26, May 3; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cherokee History & Ecology: A Two-Week Class with Field Trip; April 13; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; April 20; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All About Bluebirds: April 18; 1 to 4 p.m.

Mosses and Liverworts: April 21; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bird Songs: April 23; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wildflowers of the Arboretum B: April 28; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Natural History Interpretation: A Four-Week Class: May 2, 9, 16, 23; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Hummingbirds: May 23; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fire Ecology: Class with Field Trip: May 23, 30; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Nocturnal Birds of the Blue Ridge: May 30; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Nesting Ecology of Birds: June 6; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge C: A Five-Week Class: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Arboretum Tree Trek: June 8; 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Hazards in the Outdoors: A Two-Week Class: June 13, 20; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Tree Identification A: June 14; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pine Primer: June 19; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Summer Flora Identification A: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer Flora Identification B: June 27, July 5, 11, 18, 25; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer Tree Identification B: July 8; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Treasures of the Summer Night Sky: July 11; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Snakes of Western North Carolina: A Two-Week Class:  July 12, 19; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Freshwater Mussels of the Southern Appalachian Region: July 21; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ferns & Fern Allies: Class with Field Trip: August 4; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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