AE21 Summer Forest Walk with Scott Dean

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Wednesday July 21

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Summer Woodland Walk with Scott Dean

ONSITE* Wednesday, July 21; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Instructor: Scott Dean

$55 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)


Join Naturalist Scott Dean for an immersive nature walk along the trails of the Arboretum forest to explore the natural world as it thrives in summer. Flowers and trees are blooming and critters are out and about and providing participants the opportunity to observe and discuss nature in its prime. Scott brings over 25 years of guiding wildflower hikes in Western North Carolina. His wisdom, stories and folklore about our native flora are wildly entertaining as well as educational.


Scott Dean was born and raised in the mountains of southern Appalachia, specifically the coalfields of West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. He developed the original Ecology, Botany, and Zoology curricula for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Program, and has been both a classroom and field instructor with the program since its inception. He has led walks for UNC Asheville and the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, been a featured speaker at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wildflower program, and spoken at various social and civic events in the Asheville area over the last twenty years.


*Registrants will be sent a reminder email the day prior to class with the meeting location and additional details. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. We encourage all participants to make conscious, courteous decisions based on your own and others' wishes and needs for safety. Mask wearing is supported but not required of participants for experiences in the field.


Arboretum Members: Please sign in above in the top right-hand corner before adding classes to your shopping cart. Your member discount will be applied on the checkout pageClick here for membership discount instructions. To become an Arboretum Member and receive discounts on all classes, go to our Membership page.