Monday, March 10, 2008

Summer course in the natural history of the Smokies

This summer from July 28 through August 2, Dr. Donald Linzey will again teach his popular course on the natural history of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dr. Linzey, who is professor of biology at Wytheville Community College, has published five books on verterbrates of the eastern United States, and he's been associated with the Great Smokies National Park since the early 60s. The course is titled "Bio 270 General Ecology: Natural History of the Great Smoky Mountains," and it's a three-to-four credit course, depending on particpation.

Students will study the interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on the wildlife, plant life, geology, and environmental problems unique to the Great Smoky Mountains. It's a six-day residential experience based at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute near Townsend, Tennessee. There will be one pre-trip and one post-trip meeting at WCC. Needless to say, there will be field experience.

Registration for the course begins in April. For more information, call toll-free: 800-468-1195. Reach Dr. Linzey at

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