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Event Details

  • 02/15/2013

    Location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Time: 5:00 PM Fee Information: $268 for weekend Contact Name: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Contact Email: mail@gsmit.org Contact Phone Number: (865) 448-6709

These mysterious organisms have fascinated people for years.  Not a plant, not a fungus, Lichens are a surprisingly elegant combination of the two. You'll spend the weekend delving into their enchanting world as you learn their basic ecology, identification, and natural history. This field-based workshop lasts from Friday supper to Sunday lunch.  Fee includes all instruction, materials, meals, and lodging.

Cost: $268.  Thanks to funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, this workshop is available for a $50 non-refundable registration fee to the first 10 formal or non-formal educators who sign up for the workshop. Space is limited to a total of 20, so register early! 

Please visit http://www.gsmit.org for additional information.