SP20 Ecology of the Blue Ridge

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Thursday April 23

12:30 PM  –  4:30 PM

Ecology of the Blue Ridge

Instructor: Dan Lazar

Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 

12:30 – 4:30 pm

$188 Member | $208 Non-member

Limit: 16 students

BRN | BREG Core Requirement


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Discover why the Southern Appalachians are home to more tree species than all of Europe. Learn how ants and whitetail deer determine where trilliums grow. Students will discuss the lingering effects of extinct ice-age animals on today’s landscape and uncover the complex interactions between familiar organisms and their natural environment. The course will conclude with a field trip, weather permitting.

Dan Lazar served for many years as the director of education at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, followed by several years as executive director of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Dan has a degree in forest biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has been an instructor in the Blue Ridge Naturalist program since 2005.


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