SP18 Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge

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Tuesday February 20

12:45 PM  –  4:45 PM

Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge
Instructor: Carlton Burke
Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. 
$169 Member / $179 Non-member 
Limit: 20 students 
Core requirement for BRN Certificate

Learn the basic identification and natural history of many of our mountain wildlife species. Each week will cover a different group of vertebrate animals: fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds with slide presentations, hands-on activities, worksheets and live visitors. Students will learn to identify a number of common and uncommon species and develop an understanding of the unique biodiversity and complexity of the vertebrate animal life of the Blue Ridge.

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, specializing in presenting live animal and nature programs for area schools, summer camps and many other organizations including the Arboretum, where he has been a popular instructor for many years. He was the curator of exhibits at the Western North Carolina Nature Center for over 25 years and is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.