Students collaborated with a wide range of conservation organizations to do their individual research and also completed a group capstone research project on Caney Fork, a tributary to the Tuckasegee River. Working with Steve Foster of Franklin-based Watershed Science, Inc., students studied the fork’s health and ecology to better understand how human activity affects the Tuckasegee River.
Along with the research, students also studied coursework including mountain biodiversity, landscape analysis, conservation biology and southern Appalachian culture.
Free, with refreshments provided. Applications are open for the 2015 program through February 2015. www.highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2602.