- TNP Workshop: Class Reptilia
September 13, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TNP Workshop: Class Reptilia - Reptiles of Middle TN
Co-Sponsored by Outdoor Murfreesboro, a division of Murfreesboro Parks & Rec
Sunday, Sept. 13th
5pm - 9pm Bring a snack
Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station
401 Volunteer Rd, Murfreesboro TN
Limited to 10 students - masks are required
COST: $40 - Graduates have priority registration through August 22nd
Open to all students through August 1
Advancing from the TNP Reptiles and Amphibian Course, this 4-hour workshop led by expert herper Eric Fann dives deeper into the natural history of Tennessee’s reptiles. This workshop will explore Class Reptilia and the 300-million-year evolution of these species to present day representatives. We will look at the historical diversity on a global level and talk briefly about the sub-groups. We will also discuss snakes and their history with lizards and how venom has evolved in the reptile group. The course will focus on indigenous species; their habitat, physiology, natural history, and present dangers. 1.5 - 2-hour lecture with live animal observations; 2 - 2.5 hours in the field on site. 4 hours of TNP Continuing Ed
What to expect/bring: Masks are required to attend. Appropriate foot gear for hiking rocky/hilly terrain, bug spray, a snack if desired. We will take a short 10-minute break between lecture and field. We will use our night vision as the sun goes down. Leaders will carry flashlights in case of emergencies.
Venue Website: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/176/Wilderness-StationAddress:
The Wilderness Station is a nature center, gift shop, and rental facility located in Barfield Crescent Park. It is also the headquarters of Outdoor Murfreesboro, a department of Murfreesboro Parks and Rec that specializes in environmental education and outdoor recreation!