Forest Mosses: An Ecological Introduction
Instructors: Jerry Jenkins and Sue Williams
July 18 - 19 | $295
Course size: 12 students
To start at the beginning, go slowly, and enjoy ourselves.
About the Instructor(s)
Required Materials and Recommended Reading
We will use a pdf on Moss Basics that we will supply, Mosses of the Northern Forest (J.J., Cornell University Press, 2020), the Ecological Guide to Mosses of New England (preprints) by S.W., and the Digital Atlas of Northern Forest Mosses (JJ., Northern Forest Atlas, 2020). We will have copies of Mosses of the Northern Forest for use or purchase. The digital atlas is available as a free download from our website, northernforestatlas.org. The Ecological Guide should be out in 2021.
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare included with course fee. Picnic lunches (Saturday and Sunday) and a catered, buffet-style dinner (Saturday) are also included. Participants may opt out of meals and provide their own food instead. Those declining the included meals will be reimbursed for a portion of the course registration fee.
Course begins 9 AM on July 18 at North Branch Nature Center. Saturday dinner is at 6 pm. An optional evening session follows dinner. Course begins on Sunday at a time of the instructor's choosing. Course concludes by 5 PM on July 19.
Academic Credit / Professional Development
This course qualifies for 1 graduate-level science credit for an additional $150 course fee. All BioU courses are accredited by Castleton University. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that home institutions will accept the credit. Participants pursuing academic credit will be required to complete an additional assignment above and beyond the course hours, including literature review, reflective writing, or a field-based project.
This course qualifies for 20 hours of professional development hours and continuing education units. Certificates of completion are provided at the conclusion of the course.
While we realize that unexpected circumstances arise that are out of our control, North Branch Nature Center cannot guarantee refunds for registrations cancelled within 30 days of the course. If a cancellation occurs within this window, NBNC will attempt to fill the space from our wait list and provide a full refund.