Adult Field Courses
Grandfather Mountain’s Adult Field Course series offers participants the chance to explore the mountain like never before. Students examine speciﬁc aspects of the park ecosystem through fun, hands-on ﬁeld excursions. Course leaders are experts in their ﬁelds and include professors, naturalists, scientists and acclaimed photographers, writers, historians and artists.
The series runs from April through October, with topics including bird ecology and behavior, ecology, photography, sketching and stargazing. Cost is $60 per person (or $25 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club program), with registration required in advance.
Most courses run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise stated, and participants are asked to bring their own lunch to be eaten in the field.
This year’s field course offerings are as follows. For more information, or to register, click the links below:
- Advanced Birding Identification – May 1, 2021
- Landscape Potential: Introduction to Landscape Design – May 15, 2021
- Late Summer Sketching – Oct. 9, 2021
- Grandfather’s Starry Skies – Oct. 23, 2021