SP20 Endangered: Understanding the Biology and Conservation of Imperiled Species

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Wednesday April 22

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Endangered: Understanding the Biology and Conservation of Imperiled Species

Instructor: Rachel Muir

Wednesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

$98 Member | $118 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BRN Elective - 6 Hours


The purpose of this course is to introduce endangered species - what species are at risk? How have they become endangered? How are they important? What conservation strategies and policies needed to protect these species?  What can citizens do about protecting species and ecosystems at risk? Includes walks outside on Arboretum grounds and trails to identify endangered species. Recommended Reading: Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein. 

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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