How does a healthy stream works and why is it important to the health of an entire ecosystem? A volunteer stream monitor for sites in the French Broad River Basin and at the Arboretum, Naturalist Tom Southard brings his extensive background in stream assessment, aquatic ecology education and stream habitat restoration to inform this walk along Bent Creek. You’ll gain an awareness of our little creek’s belonging in a larger watershed flowing all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and you’ll come away with a better understanding of the importance of observing and conserving the health of our region’s creeks, streams and rivers.
This series begins this spring and will continue through each coming season, with expertly-guided small-group walks that allow for mindful connection in the more than human world. With the help of our core faculty, you’ll see with an eye to wonder and learn ways to actively preserve and protect our place in nature.
ONSITE | Friday, July 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m.