SP20 Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge

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Friday February 21

9:30 AM  –  1:30 PM

Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge

Instructor: Carlton Burke

Fridays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

(*Please note: February 21 class is postponed due to weather; class will resume the following week as scheduled). 

$188 Member | $208 Non-member

Limit: 20 students

BRN Core Requirement


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The Southern Appalachian Mountain region is quite diverse in the many different species of vertebrate animals that make their home here. In this series of classes, students will learn the basic identification and natural history of many of our mountain wildlife species. Each week we will cover a different group of vertebrate animals – fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds through the use of slide presentations, hands-on activities, worksheets, and by observing live animals in the classroom.

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.    


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