Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program (SANCP) – Birds
May 11 - May 13| $349
What could be better than a weekend of birdwatching? Discover the many bird species of the southern Appalachian Mountains while we focus on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, including but not limited to; distribution, associations, reproduction, vocalizations, status, conservation, research methods, etc. Fieldtrips will take us to a variety of habitats, from low elevations to high, in search of these remarkable creatures.
One of 7 core courses in the Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program.
Goal: To give the student an overview of the variety, distribution, management, and natural history of birds that inhabit the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Cost: $349. Includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cost for National Park Service employees: $139. Please call 865-448-6709 for discount code. Enter discount code when you register online below.
Please note: Online registration forms also serve as your health and wavier form which includes medical information. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete the online form and have your information ready. All fields must be completed.
If you wish to register by mail, please complete registration pdf and waiver form. Mail both forms and your check to:
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882