- September 18, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cumberland Mountain State Park
Cost: $65 TNP Students and Alumni only
6 hours CE Credits
Registration is open for certified TNP students and alumni only.
Class is limited to 12 participants.
Instructors: Nick Stahlman, Margie Hunter
Ubiquitous, unassuming, and unusual, fungi play critical - typically overlooked - roles in our environment. This 6-hour workshop explores their life histories, infinite variety, and ecological impact. Students will collect specimens and identify species using both readily observable morphology and the examination of unique characteristics through microscopes.
Venue Phone: (931) 484-6138
Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.