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Anyone with an interest in amphibians should be able to enjoy themselves at Highlands Biological Station. A cross-post from the NCPARC mailing list:

2011 SUMMER COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE HIGHLANDS BIOLOGICAL STATION

The Highlands Biological Station, an inter-institutional research center of the University of North Carolina, is offering its 2011 series of summer courses and workshops that can be taken for undergraduate OR graduate credit toward your academic program. The following list of field-based courses and workshops are focused on the diversity of organisms in the region with special emphasis on identification and collection techniques as well as principles of evolution, ecology and conservation. Scholarships, Grants-in-aid of research for graduate students, and summer internships also available. Highlands, North Carolina, is located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, at an average elevation about 3,800 feet, and situated near the Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information and to apply, visit Welcome to the Highlands Biological Station! <http://www.wcu.edu/hbs> , email [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> or call 828-526-2602.

2011 Course Schedule:

FISHES OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS (May 9 - 19) Robert Cashner, University of New Orleans & Mollie Cashner, Southeastern Louisiana University

ECOLOGY OF ROCK OUTCROP COMMUNITIES (May 23 - June 4) Keith Clay, Indiana University

VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS (June 6 - 18) Paul Manos, Duke University

EVOLUTION IN THE BLUE RIDGE-FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS* (June 20 - July 2) Louise Mead, BEACON Center at Michigan State; Jim Costa & Kefyn Catley, Western Carolina University

PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION BIOLOGY IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS (July 4 -16) Peter White, UNC-Chapel Hill

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY OF AMPHIBIANS (July 18 - 30) Ray Semlitsch, University of Missouri

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MAYFLIES, STONEFLIES AND CADDISFLIES (August 1 - 13) John Morse, Clemson University & C.J. Geraci, National Museum of Natural History

MOLECULAR METHODS IN BIOLOGY (May 16 - 21) Ron Michaelis, Western Carolina University

NATURE JOURNALING WORKSHOP WITH DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPHY (June 6 - 10) Nancy Lowe, Discover Life & John Pickering, University of Georgia

MOUNTAIN BIODIVERSITY WORKSHOP-FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS* (June 27 - July 1) Karen Kandl, Western Carolina University

BRYOPHYTE IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP (July 18 - 22) Paul Davison, University of North Alabama

Cost and Credit Information
Course fee: $525 per 2-week course (**$425 for students from HBS member institutions**) Workshop fee: $275 per 1-week workshop (**$225 for students from HBS member institutions**) [[*Evolution in the Blue Ridge course & Mountain Biodiversity workshop for science educators have significantly reduced rates-call 828-526-2602 or see website for details!] Course credit: Summer courses can be taken for 4 semester hours credit, workshops can be taken for 2 hours credit, through either UNC-Chapel Hill or Western Carolina University for an additional $85
Housing: $75/week depending on accommodations.
Check website for course applications, detailed descriptions, and prerequisite requirements: HBS Summer Course Schedule
 
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