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Adult Education Classes

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Natural History

August through November 2019 Courses

Ferns and Fern Allies A – Saturday, August 3; 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ferns and Fern Allies B – Saturday, August 10; 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Box Turtle – Wednesday, August 14; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Mammal Skulls: Examining Teeth as an Identification Tool – Friday, August 16; 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Botany Basics: AN EIGHT-SESSION CLASS – Mondays and Wednesdays, August 19, 21, 26, 28, September 4, 6 (Friday), 9, 11; 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Beginning Birding – Thursday, August 22; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Intro to iNaturalist and Smartphone Ecology – Saturday, August 24; 10 a.m. to Noon

Fall Flora of the Blue Ridge A – Tuesdays, August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fall Flora of the Blue Ridge B – Wednesdays, August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Treasures of the Summer Night Sky – Thursday, August 29; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Geology of the Blue Ridge: A FIVE-WEEK CLASS & FIELD TRIP – Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Field Trip: October 1; 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fall Warblers – Saturday, September 7; 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Ecology of Insects: A TWO-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, September 11, 18; 1 to 4 p.m.

Aquatic Habitats: A TWO-WEEK CLASS – Thursdays, September 12, 19; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fungal Families of the Blue Ridge: A TWO-DAY CLASS – Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exploring Nature at Night: A TWO-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, September 17, 24; 6 to 9 p.m.

Hawks and Hawk Watch – Tuesday, September 24; 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spiders of the Blue Ridge – Wednesday, September 25; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ecology of the Blue Ridge: A SIX-WEEK CLASS & FIELD TRIP – Wednesdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Fall Migration of Birds – Monday, September 30; 9:15 to 12:15 p.m.

Mysteries and Wonders of the Moon: A THREE-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Climate Change Science – Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; 10 a.m. to Noon

Pine Primer – Tuesday, October 8; 1 to 4 p.m.

Water Systems A: A FOUR-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Water Systems B: A FOUR-WEEK CLASS – Mondays, October 14, 21, 28, November 4; 1 to 4 p.m.

Mosses and Liverworts – Saturday, October 19; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sparrow Identification Workshop – Wednesday, October 23; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Treasures of the Fall Night Sky – Wednesday, October 23; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Fall Color and Native Tree ID A – Friday, October 25; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Open Country Birding at Sandy Mush – Friday, October 25; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Autumn Nature Hike B – Saturday, October 26; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To Plant a Tree – Saturday, October 26; 10 a.m. to Noon

Fall Color and Native Tree ID B – Sunday, October 27; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge: A FIVE-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Reading the Forest: A TWO-WEEK CLASS – Saturdays, November 9, 16; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All About Corvids A – Thursday, November 14; 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

All About CorvidsĀ  B – Friday, November 15; 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

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