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Inspiring the desire to learn and share Tennessee’s nature

Cedars of Lebanon Chapter


2019 Schedule of Classes *

February 23 – Tennessee Naturalist: Scope, Skills, and Service
March 9 – Geology: Tennessee’s Foundation
March 23 – Ecology: Community Context
April 13 – Reptiles and Amphibians: Scutes, Scales and Skin
April 27 – Birds of Tennessee: Feathered Fauna
May 11 – Herbaceous Plants and Fungi of Tennessee
May 18 – Tennessee Forests: Seeing the Forest and the Trees
June 8 – Nocturnal Naturalist: Tennessee at Night (meets @ 6:30 PM)
June 22 – The World of Invertebrates: Pollinators, Predators, Pests,
and Parasitoids
July 13 – Tennessee Mammals: Creatures of Habitat
July 27 – Living Waters: Tennessee’s Aquatic Systems
August 10 – Astronomy
August 24 – alternate date for makeup class

* Class schedule is tentative. Note, Nocturnal Nature and Astronomy are evening classes. All other classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. All students should arrive by 8:45 a.m. and sign the class attendance sheet before class starts.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet in the front meeting room of the Sadie Ford farm house located across the highway from Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road
Lebanon, TN 37090

Phone: 615-443-2769

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The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. The Cedars of Lebanon Chapter of TNP offers 12 classes for 48 hours of instruction — half in the classroom and half in the field. Instructors are experts in their disciplines.

To become certified as a Tennessee Naturalist, participants must complete all class instruction and volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in an approved service capacity — environmental education, citizen science, or stewardship — dedicated to the appreciation, understanding and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in our community.

Cedars of Lebanon TNP Course Topics

Naturalist Skills Forests & Tree ID
Geology Ecology
Birds Mammals
Reptiles & Amphibians Herbaceous Plants & Fungi
Nocturnal Naturalists Astronomy
Insects & other Invertebrates Rivers, Wetlands & Watersheds

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