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August 14 @ 1:30 pm - August 21 @ 4:30 pm$90
With Gary Perlmutter, UNC Herbarium Associate
Date: Sundays, August 14 and 21
Time: 1:30 -4:30 PM EST
Location: Joslin Combined Classroom
Fee: $90 ($81 Members)
This class is intended for a broad audience. Lichens (lichenized fungi) are symbiotic organisms that consist of fungal, algal and/or bacterial partners. Among the first life-forms to live on land, lichens have occupied nearly every habitat on Earth and grow on many of the surfaces of our environment. This class introduces students to the fascinating world of lichen biology, the dazzling diversity of the local lichen flora, and their importance as indicators of environmental health. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and a foray out into the Garden.