January through April 2020

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NOTE: When two sections are listed for a class (for example: Understanding Lichens A, Winter Tree Identification B, etc.), only register for one section.

Embracing the Dark: Light Pollution and Health | Friday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Understanding Lichens A | Saturday, January 25, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Treasures of the Winter Night Sky | Wednesday, January 29, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Sparrow Identification Workshop | Thursday, January 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Duck Day: A Field Trip | Friday, January 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Screech Owl Meet & Greet | Build a Screech Owl House | Friday, January 31, 1 – 4 p.m.

Natural History Interpretation | Four weeks: Thursdays, February 6 – March 5, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Understanding Lichens B | Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification A | Saturday, February 8, 1 – 4 p.m. 

NEW Survival by Degrees: Birds and Climate Change | Tuesday, February 11, 4 – 6 p.m.

Build a Rustic Wren House | Friday, February 14, 1 – 4 p.m.

Intro to iNaturalist and Smartphone Ecology | Saturday, February 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification B | Saturday, February 15, 1 – 4 p.m.

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge | Five weeks: Tuesdays, February 18 – March 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Wonder of Birds | Tuesday, February 18, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Build Your Own Bluebird Box | Wednesday, February 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NEW Qualitative Research Basics: Collecting Stories and Oral Histories | Thursday, February 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge | Six weeks: Fridays, February 21 – March 27, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cougars and Coyotes: Mystery Mammals of the Mountains | Saturday, February 22, 1 – 4 p.m.

NEW Meeting Horace Kephart, the Man with the Knapsack | Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Geology of the Blue Ridge | Five weeks: Tuesdays, March 17 – April 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

What’s Up With Woodpeckers | Thursday, March 19, 1 – 4 p.m.

All About Corvids | Friday, March 20, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Spring Migration of Birds | Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Nocturnal Birds of the Blue Ridge | Friday, March 27, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., and Friday, April 3, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

NEW Reading Kephart’s Our Southern Highlanders: The Search for Something Hidden | Four weeks: Tuesdays, April 7 – 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification A | Tuesdays, April 7 – May 19, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification B | Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spring Warblers | Wednesday, April 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

NEW Wildflower Ecology: A Step Beyond Identification | Wednesday, April 8, 6 – 8 p.m.

Bird Songs of the Spring Woodlands | Thursday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NEW The American Beaver: An Amazing Keystone Species | Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Treasures of the Spring Night Sky | Wednesday, April 15, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

NEW Spring in Sandy Mush: A Field Trip | Friday, April 17, 8 – 11:15 a.m.

Spring Tree Identification A | Friday, April 17, 1 – 4:30 p.m. 

Botany Basics | Eight sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 21 – May 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NEW Endangered: Understanding the Biology and Conservation of Imperiled Species | Four weeks: Wednesdays, April 22 – May 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

NEW The Lure and Lore of the Night Sky | Two weeks: Wednesdays, April 22 – 29, 6 – 8 p.m.

Ecology of the Blue Ridge | Five weeks: Thursdays, April 23 – May 21, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Spring Tree Identification B | Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.