Biological station to host course for teachers

The Highlands Biological Station is hosting a Mountain Biodiversity course for science educators June 25 to 29.

This field-based course will be taught by Karen Kandl, the associate director of the biologcial station. Educators of all levels are invited to enroll in the study of the biogeography and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

It focuses on the theory and practice of conservation biology as it relates to this unique regional environment.  Topics will include Southern Appalachian historical geology, regional biogeography, principles of ecology and evolution, biodiversity assessment, and conservation biology.

Science educators may take the course for three CEU’s or two graduate credits through Western Carolina University. There are no prerequisites, and the registration fee of $150 includes housing. or 828.526.2602.

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