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Learn about aquatic habitates, W. Va. Geology

By Staff | Jul 7, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer two Master Naturalist classes on Saturday July 19 at Cacapon State Park.

The first class, which will be held from 8-11 a.m., will deal with the Natural History of Aquatic Habitats. It will be taught by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection biologist Glenn Nelson. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the water characteristics that are important to aquatic organisms, the different habitats created by still and moving waters, and some of the state’s aquatic animals and plants.

The second class, which will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. will focus on West Virginia geology. It will be taught by Shepherd University Geologist Ed Snyder.

Both classes will be held in the Lodge’s Morgan Room.

Both classes are open to anyone with an interest but pre-registration is required and there will be a fee.

Easy registration and more information are available on the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

The fee for the morning class will be $20 for members of the public and $15 for PVAS members. The fee for the afternoon class will be $25 for members of the public and $20 for PVAS members.

PVAS’s Master Naturalist classes are intended for primarily for people who are enrolled in PVAS’s Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program but they are also open to others on a space-available basis. Therefore, they offer good opportunities for individuals who are interested in learning about particular natural history topics in considerable depth but cannot commit to pursue the much more comprehensive natural history education available through the Master Naturalist Program.