AE22 Loving Where You Live: Forest Walk with Naturalist Scott Dean

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Saturday September 10

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Loving Where You Live: Woodland Walk with Scott Dean

ONSITE | Saturday, September 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Scott Dean

$35 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 15

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 late 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 flora identification hikes in Western North Carolina. His wisdom, stories and folklore about our native flora are wildly entertaining as well as educating about our wild places.


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.  


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