OP20 Endangered: Understanding the Biology and Conservation of Imperiled Species

Tuesday June 9

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Endangered: Understanding the Biology and Conservation of Imperiled Species 

Instructor: Rachel Muir

Four sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9, 11, 18, and 18; 7 - 8:00 p.m.

$55 member | $65 non-member

BRN Elective credit - 4 hours, NC EE Criteria II credit


The purpose of this course is to introduce endangered species and ponder the questions urgently in need of answers. What species are at risk and why are they important? How have they become endangered? Through lectures, readings, and self-guided observations, we consider what conservation strategies and policies are needed to protect species and ecosystems at risk and how informed citizens can assist in conservation efforts.


Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration.



Rachel Muir is a scientist emeritus for the U.S Geological Survey.  An ecologist by training, Rachel's career included conducting research, directing science policy and developing conservation strategies regarding water resources, energy development, climate science and support of the Endangered Species Act. She is a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisting with conservation efforts for aquatic species in western North Carolina. 


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