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Nature Walks with Nate

The course will explore various natural areas, focusing on the late summer-fall flora and fauna of the Shenandoah Valley. The class will meet at a central meeting point and then travel to locations throughout the Valley to observe the plants and animals. We will discuss the importance of the animals and plants in the context of the ecosystems they live in. We will also discuss the cultural importance of local plants and animals. We will visit Shenandoah National Park, Reddish Knob, the JMU Arboretum, and Cowbane Prairie Preserve. Good walking shoes, snacks, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars, field guides, cameras, and journals are highly recommended for these trips. Instructor: Nate Miller, a native of Rockingham County, has been working with edible and native plants and environmental methods in gardening and landscaping since childhood. He holds a bachelor's degree in art with a concentration in environmental science and a master's degree in landscape architecture. Nate currently runs his own landscape design consulting business and teaches Horticulture/Landscape Design at Piedmont Virginia Community College.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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