Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area



CNP Program Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 

Late Summer Wildflower Hike 

This course is an elective and counts for 4 credits toward the completion of the Certificate in Native Plants program.







The course will explore in depth thecology, late summer wildflowers, and temperate deciduous forest of the North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area with Dr. Richard Clements. Topics will include local geology, the forest system, plant interactions, wildflower life histories, and plant identification.

Participants will be required to make a mile trek along a moderate trail and then back out again with two short side trips.

Items to bring: Water, snacks, a hand lens or scope, wildflower books, notepad. Please make sure to dress appropriate for the weather of the day. There are no facilities at this venue, so you will need to take care of any needs at the Circle K nearby.

Hike Leader:  Dr. Richard Clements, Professor at Chattanooga State Community College and lead instructor for Environmental Science classes. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Tennessee Technological University, a M.S. in Plant Taxonomy from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology from the University of Kentucky.  In 2016, Dr. Clements was awarded Tennessee Science Teachers Association (TSTA) Science Educator of the Year for Higher Education for leadership roles in promoting science and outstanding contributions to science education that positively impact the community.

Registration Policy:  As with all Certificate in Native Plants classes, class size is limited.  To give everyone the best opportunity to participate, there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $10, with the balance refunded if you cancel at least 7 calendar days before the class will be held.  If the class is cancelled by the instructor or the CNP program, registrants will get a full refund.