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September 21, 2022 - September 21, 2022
Ecology of the Blue Ridge

ONLINE | Six Sessions: Wednesdays & Fridays, September 21 - October 7, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Dan Lazar

$165 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 50

BRN Core | BREG Core

Discover why the Southern Appalachians are home to more tree species than all of Europe. Learn how ants and whitetail deer determine where trilliums grow. Take a virtual tour of the amazing natural ecosystems of Western North Carolina, from riverside amphibian breeding ponds to mountaintop Spruce-Fir forests. This Zoom-based class will include lecture presentations, discussions, self-guided explorations, and virtual field trips during which students will uncover the complex interactions between familiar organisms and their natural environment.


Dan Lazar served for many years as the director of education at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, followed by several years as executive director of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Dan has a degree in forest biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has been an instructor in the Blue Ridge Naturalist program since 2005.


Registration and Participation in Online Classes through the Arboretum:

  • This class will be taught online via Zoom. Make sure your Zoom app is up to date. 
  • Registration for this class will close two days before the class start date.
  • You will receive your login instructions to access Schoology for course materials and the link to join the live meeting one day in advance of the class start date. 
  • Make sure you enter your email address correctly when registering.
  • You will receive access to a recording within 1 to 3 business days following the class. Access expires after 30 days.

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September 21, 2022

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