North Carolina Botanical Garden



with Stephen Hall, Landscape Ecologist

This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Date(s): Saturdays June 12, 19 and 26

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $135 ($122 Members)


Please Note: This course will be transitioned to an online format, as needed. If we transition to the online format, the course would meet via Zoom on the dates and times listed above. We will alert registrants to a transition plan to online as early as we possibly can.


This nine hour course is designed for a broad audience.  Most aspects of insect biology will be covered, with an emphasis on the adaptations that have made them the most diverse group of organisms. The variety of orders, families, and species will be reviewed, using examples found in the local area. Observational techniques will be demonstrated in a field trip to Mason Farm, and a tour of the Garden's display areas will be used to discuss how to improve habitats for insects in our own backyards.


No prerequisites.



Remaining Seats: 0

Registration open through 6/11/2021 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Stephen received a  Ph.D. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. He worked for 25 years with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program as Invertebrate Zoologist and Landscape Ecologist, where he conducted surveys of butterflies, moths, and other insects, integrating them into the Program’s conservation efforts. Stephen is currently developing a website covering the state’s moth fauna.

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UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.

In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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