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The Surprising and Beautiful World of Lichens

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PLEASE NOTE: The dates and times shown to the right reflect only the start and end days and times! See below for all actual class dates and times.

Ever noticed a rock wall covered in flaming orange or a spruce tree festooned with weird hair and wondered what it was? In Colorado, lichens can be found on any excursion, but few people notice them and even fewer know anything about them. Come be amazed by the biology and beauty of these fascinating communities of organisms that, working as a team, can live in places most other life fears to tread. You’ll learn about the anatomy, growth forms, and chemistry of lichens, and then we’ll go outside to study examples in the field. Having a 10X hand lens will enhance your enjoyment, but all that is really required is an open mind. Artists and photographers welcome!

Indoor Class: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Louisville

Field Class: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, TBD, may include some mountain driving.

Tuition: $60.00. Limited to 12 participants. Registration opens March 22, 2018.

Instructor Jennifer Frazer is a freelance science writer and blogger of The Artful Amoeba for Scientific American. She has written for Scientific American Magazine, High Country News, Grist, and National Geographic online. She was a reporter at the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in Cheyenne and won the AAAS Science Journalism Award. Trained in biology and plant pathology at Cornell University, she is a member of the Colorado Mycological Society.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Our classes are geared toward adult learners. The minimum age for attendance is 18.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Class locations are provided to registrants about two weeks before the class starts in a "Welcome" email from the Instructor. Come directly to the location of the first class and Jennifer will meet you there. On the first field day, we will meet at a location specified at the Thursday evening class.

If you wish to carpool on the field trip, you can make your own arrangements. We will provide a list of participants who allow us to share their names and emails for this purpose. While we suggest that all occupants share the fair cost of gas/operating costs, BCNA does not organize or participate in any carpool arrangements. If you carpool, please discuss and agree on your travel plans in advance.

What can I bring to the event?

You will want paper and pen/pencil on both days. The instructor will let you know if there is anything specific that you should bring to the field session. Otherwise be prepared for time outdoors, away from the car. You might bring a daypack with water and food for snacks. Wear hiking clothes and footwear adequate for conditions. Bring sun protection (sun lotion, sun glasses, hat, long sleeves), bug dope, and any field guides, binoculars, trekking poles, or other personal items and extra clothing you might want.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email registration@bcna.org. We do not check this account every day, but will try to get back to you within four business days.

What's the refund policy?

We open registration for each class just six weeks before it begins so that you will have a good idea of your availability. Our apologies, but refunds are not available. Most of the proceeds from classes go to our instructors. The remainder helps support our education program, research grants, publications, seminars, and conservation efforts. If you must cancel, we hope you'll consider your payment as a donation to the Boulder County Nature Association. Of course, if we must cancel a class, your payment will be fully refunded.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Just log on to your account, go to "Tickets," select your order, and then choose "Edit." Change the name and email address to the new attendee's information. Be sure to check the box and we will send them a confirmation email with all the ticket/registration information they'll need. Once you're done, select "Save" to save your changes.

Demand for our classes is high and participation is limited. Classes usually fill up early, and we maintain a waiting list. If you cannot attend or find a substitute, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your spot to someone else.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will be on our registration list. You may print your Confirmation Email if you want a record.


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