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Salamanders as Bioindicators of Stream Habitat Quality (EENC Webinar)

  • Thu, November 18, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Southern Appalachian headwater streams are home to a great diversity of salamander species. Because salamanders are sensitive to environmental change, they may be used along with macroinvertebrates as biological indicators of stream health. Participants will be introduced to the biology of regional stream salamanders, and discuss a field activity suitable for middle and high-school students. In the activity, students collect scientific data and examine the effects of microhabitat availability and water quality on salamander populations by interpreting graphs and using critical thinking skills to answer a variety of questions.


Presenter: Patrick Brannon
Patrick Brannon is a naturalist and educator at the WCU Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, NC. He holds a M.S. in Biology from Appalachian State University, and performs research on the ecology of both salamanders and small mammals. He has worked as an environmental educator for NC 4-H, and as a herp and mammal technician for the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has taught courses on amphibians at HBS for many years, in addition to a wide variety of educator workshops and K-12 school programs.

Registration Information
Webinar registration is free and open to anyone to attend, but is limited to 100 participants. Click here to register.

Webinar will qualify for Criteria III and continuing education for NC DEQ EE Certificate.  

A recording of the webinar will be sent to all registered participants afterward.  It will also be posted on EENC's Member Resources page - so if you're an EENC member and not able to attend during the scheduled time, no need to register!

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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