FULL – Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program (SANCP) – Ecology
September 24 - September 26| $390
Sorry, this program is FULL. Please email [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
One of 8 core courses in the Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program.
Learn about the ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, particularly as it relates to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, through discussions and field trips. Topics will include geological history, plant community distribution, how aspect, elevation, and moisture gradients affect distribution, and an overview of plant communities with a focus on the major forest types. Field trips will include visits to examples of many of these forest types.
Goal: To provide students with a basic knowledge of plant communities and the factors that affect their distribution.
Cost: $390 – includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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