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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:47

Environmental research to get public airing

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Insight from a semester spent at Highlands Biological Station will be presented during an event 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Highlands Nature Center.

In August, 12 students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill arrived at the biological station for a semester-in-residence program, completing a variety of environment-focused coursework and an internship research experience. During the Dec. 13 program, they’ll present the results of that research.

Each student conducts his or her research with the help of mentors from local conservation organizations. Projects are diverse, stemming from partnerships with Kanuga Conferences, Inc., Green Energy Park, Orianne Society, Chattooga Conservancy, Western Carolina University and the North American Land Trust. Students also completed a group capstone project — this year’s focus was “Health of the Headwaters,” with students examining issues through their coursework relating to Blue Ridge Escarpment headwater streams and groundwater dynamics.

Free. Refreshments provided. 828.526.2221 or www.highlandsbiological.org.

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