The Tennessee Naturalist Program was established at Cedars of Lebanon State Park in 2015 under the leadership of Wayne Ingram, Park Manager; Margie Hunter, TNP Board Member; and Bill Loewer, Park Ranger. The first class met on Saturday, 14 November 2015 in one of the original cabins built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. The 2015-2016 class schedule is as follows:
14 November 2015 @ 9:00 AM – So You Want To Be Naturalist
12 December 2015 @ 9:00 AM – Geology & Ecology of Tennessee
09 January 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Mammals of Tennessee
13 February 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Hikes & Caving
12 March 2016 @ 5:00 – 9:00 PM – Nocturnal Naturalist
02 April 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Forbs, Ferns & Fungi
23 April 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Birds of Tennessee
14 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Tennessee Forests
11 June 2016 @ 9:00 AM – World of Invertebrates
09 July 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Tennessee Living Waters *
13 August 2016 @ 9:00 AM – Tennessee Reptiles & Amphibians
Note: * The Tennessee Living Waters class on 9 July 2016 will meet at 9:00 AM in Cabin 13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, but will commute to Long Hunter State Park.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet in Cabin 13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.
Directions to Cabin 13: Once you enter the park through the main entrance continue on past the park office on your right. When you come to the split in the road, bear to the right on W.P.A. Road. You will cross over 2 or 3 speed bumps then come to a gravel drive on your left. (at the playground across from the Assembly Hall). If you cross the bridge you have gone too far. Turn left on to the gravel drive and #13 will be the first cabin on the right.
- Chapter Administrator, Bill Loewer, Park Ranger II
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon, TN 37090
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