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2010 SUMMER COURSES AND WORKSHOPS AT THE HIGHLANDS BIOLOGICAL STATION

The Highlands Biological Station, an inter-institutional research center of the University of North Carolina is offering its 2010 series of summer courses and workshops that can be taken for credit toward your academic program.  The following list of field-based courses and workshops are focused on the diversity of organisms in the region with special emphasis on identification and collection techniques as well as principles of evolution, ecology and conservation.  Scholarships, Grants-in-aid of research for graduate students, and summer internships also available.

Highlands, North Carolina is located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, at an average elevation about 3,800 feet, and situated near the Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  For more information and to apply, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs<http://www.wcu.edu/hbs>, email hbs@email.wcu.edu or call 828-526-2602.

2010 Course Schedule:

TAXONOMY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MAYFLIES, STONEFLIES, AND CADDISFLIES with John C. Morse (May 3 – May 15)

BIOLOGY OF PLETHODONTID SALAMANDERS with Stephen G. Tilley (May 17 –  May 29)

MAMMALS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS with R. Wayne Van Devender (May 31 – June 12)

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION OF BIRDS with Rob Bierregaard (June 14 – June 26)

INSECT BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY with James T. Costa and Lynn E. Fletcher (June 28  – July 10)

SPIDERS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS with Kefyn M. Catley (July 12 – July 24)

FLESHY FUNGI OF THE HIGHLANDS PLATEAU with Andrew S. Methven (July 26 – August 7)

LAND SNAIL IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP with Amy and Wayne Van Devender (May 10-14)

IDENTIFICATION OF SEDGES WORKSHOP with Dwayne Estes (May 24-29)

FERN IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP with Dwayne Estes (August 9-14)

MOUNTAIN BIODIVERSITY WORKSHOP-FOR TEACHERS with Karen Kandl (June 21-25)

OBSERVING NATURE’S DETAILS-SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND WORKSHOP with Nancy Lowe and John Pickering (April 24-25)

Cost and Credit Information

Course fee: $525 per 2-week course (**$425 for students from HBS member institutions**) Workshop fee: $275 per 1-week workshop (**$225 for students from HBS member institutions**) [Mountain Biodiversity can be taken for 2 graduate credits or 3 CEUs.  Registration fee is $30] Course credit: Summer courses can be taken for 4 semester hours credit, workshops can be taken for 2 hours credit, through either UNC-Chapel Hill or Western Carolina University for an additional $85

Housing: $75/week

Check website for course applications, detailed descriptions, and prerequisite requirements:  http://www.wcu.edu/hbs/currentyrcourses.htm

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