This fall, from Sept. 16 – Nov. 8, join Western North Carolina Alliance staffers and the College for Seniors (CFS) for a six-week course on the Ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
CFS is a program of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly OLLI), established in 1988. With full access to the resources of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, participation in classes helps members keep mentally and physically fit. CFS draws from members’ experiences and professional expertise as well as from the UNC Asheville and surrounding faculty to offer four terms each year. Courses range from Chaucer to computers, foreign affairs to opera, yoga to history. Held mostly on the UNC Asheville campus, courses are non-credit, with no tests or grades, open to all interested adults. Members collaborate with staff to teach, learn, design curricula and arrange special events.
Our course will explore the uniqueness of the southern Appalachians Mountains, the oldest and most bio-diverse mountains in the world. Each week, a WNCA instructor will present on his/her area of expertise in the classroom and then lead a related field trip the following Saturday. The field trips will be within a 30-minute drive of Asheville.
We will cover the geology, hydrology, climatology, biology and human ecology of our region.
Important Dates & Registration:
Fall term registration is held on Aug. 13.; Fall term dates are Sept. 15-Nov. 7.
Our classes will be Wednesday mornings from 9 – 11 a.m. on the following dates:
Sept. 17 and Sept. 24
Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22
To register, please click here and scroll about halfway down the page.