Reptiles & Amphibians Program
July 27-29, 2015
TOWNSEND (press release)—Discover the secret lives of reptile and amphibian species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Focus will be on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, including but not limited to; distribution, associations, reproduction, status, conservation, research methods, etc. Fieldwork will include surveys of populations of reptiles and amphibians using traditional methods such as cover boards, leaf liter bags, etc.
Goal: To give the student an overview of the variety, distribution, management, and natural history of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Cost: $327 per person. This course may be taken in conjunction with Aquatic Ecology, which takes place July 29-31, for a combined cost of $594.
After attending this program, when you bring your school group you will qualify to come free and your students will get a reduced rate on a three day or longer experience.