Highlands Biological Station is open to visitors. Masks are still required in the Nature Center, but are no longer required on campus, including the Botanical Garden. Highlands Biological Station is offering academic and public programming this summer. For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.

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Vascular Flora of the Blue Ridge

June 13 - June 24

Instructor: Dr. Paul Manos (Duke University)

The course is designed for students of all sorts, professional biologists, and amateur enthusiasts. The goals are to introduce plant diversity with a community-based approach through field observations of the flora of the Blue Ridge: to emphasize basic distinguishing features among lycophytes, ferns and seed plants; to focus on field characteristics of common and rare species and their habitats; to use keys to identify species; and to better understand the ecology of the major plant communities of the region and the biogeography of the species.

Prerequisites: One course in Introductory biology or ecology, training in natural history or permission of instructor

Cost: $1000 course fee + $600 housing fee (if staying on-site)

Click here for the syllabus.

Details

Start:
June 13
End:
June 24
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Venue

Highlands Biological Station
265 North 6th St
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
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Phone:
828-526-2602
Website:
highlandsbiological.org