Wildlife program seeks help with classes
Wild South’s Wildlife Outreach Initiative, along with Mountain Wildlife Days, are in the process of scheduling wildlife education programs for both adults and students during the 2012-13 school year.
The programs emphasize on close-up wildlife experiences for a variety of audiences. However, participants are needed to justify the expense of providing a qualified wildlife expert. Because of the limited funds available, the organizers need to hear from schools or organizations, and possibly receive contributions, to provide the wildlife education.
In 2011-2012, wildlife education presentations in Western North Carolina totaled more than 22 programs and provided for an estimated 2,800 children and adults. They were held in Enka, Maggie Valley, Franklin, Cashiers, Sapphire Valley, Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville.
Learn to be a master gardener
There is still space available in the 2013 N.C. Cooperative Extension Master Gardener class, which is geared toward gardeners who enjoy horticulture and would like to share knowledge with others.
Participants will learn about botany, propagation, pest control in the landscape and garden, as well as many other topics. Classes are taught from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at the Extension center on Raccoon Road in Waynesville. Cost of the class is $100, which includes the class manual, 40 hours of instruction and other class materials. The classes start Jan. 9, and run through the end of April.