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Highlands Biological Station - Summer Courses: Biology and Conservation of Birds (and others)

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Come study on the Highlands Plateau - a global biodiversity hotspot!
Enjoy the cool high elevations of the Southern Appalachian Mountains this summer while you earn credit and gain field research experience in any of our 1 or 2-week accredited biology field courses. Now in our 91st year, Highlands Biological Station offers over a dozen field courses taught by nationally recruited experts in their field — with hundreds of square miles of National Forest and National Parks as your classroom!

The Highlands Biological Station, in North Carolina, offers courses each summer at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­ special biological features of the southern Appalachians in areas of study that are appropriate for investigation at a mountain field station.

Examples of courses:
Biology and Conservation of Birds
April 30 – May 12 with Dr. Rob Bierregaard, Drexel University & Academy of Natural Sciences

Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies
May 7-19 with Dr. John Morse, Clemson University

Conservation Genetics of Salamanders
May 14-May 26 with Dr. J.J. Apodaca, Tangled Bank Conservation

You can review all the course listings at http://highlandsbiological.org/summer-2018/. Credit for all courses is available through either UNC-Chapel Hill or Western Carolina University. Students may take courses for credit through these institutions and then transfer the credit to their home institution. For additional information, call 828-526-2602.

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