TNP Workshop: Class Reptilia – Reptiles of Middle TN

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  • TNP Workshop: Class Reptilia
    September 19, 2020
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

TNP Workshop: Class Reptilia - Reptiles of Middle TN
Co-Sponsored by Outdoor Murfreesboro, a division of Murfreesboro Parks & Rec

Sunday, Sept. 19th
5:30pm - 9:30pm 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:

401 Volunteer Rd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37128, United States


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!

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