Friday, February 4, 2011

Soil Ecology Course at the North Carolina Botanical Garden

Interested in dirt? Curious about the soils of the Piedmont? If so, check out a new course offered by the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill:

Course title: Soil Ecology
Course location: North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30; 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Instructor: Nicolette Cagle, Ph.D.

Course description: This course is intended for a broad audience. Students are introduced to the complex world of soils including information on how they are formed, characterized, and populated by a wide array of organisms. An overview of soil types is presented, followed by the study of typical Piedmont soils and their properties. The various roles that soils play in both human society and ecological systems are discussed. No prerequisites. Fee: $125 ($110 NCBG members)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nicolette.cagle (at) Pre-registration is necessary for all programs. You may register in person at the Education Center or call the Garden at 919-962-0522 to verify space availability and then please fill out the registration form [PDF] and mail with your payment to:

North Carolina Botanical Garden
attn: Education Department
University of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3375
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375