W101 | The Berkshire Naturalist | Mariah Fogg
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Do you currently lead hikes, or do you aspire to? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of the natural world to share with others? This course will offer naturalist interpretation relevant to what is seen in the Berkshire outdoors. Topics to be discussed include the geologic happenings that shaped our landscape, land use history, climate impacts, basics for identification of common flora and fauna, and the interconnectedness of it all. The information presented and discussed will be offered at a beginner-friendly level.
Participants will put their learning to use during the class on trail visits. This hybrid class will take place on zoom with two on-trail visits during classes 3 and 6.
Mariah Fogg has worked for the Berkshire Natural Resources Council for seven years and is currently the Community Conservation Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UNC Asheville and is nearly finished with her master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from Unity College. She is also the President of Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition’s Early Conservation Career Network and on the board of the trustees for the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. Mariah’s work and passion involves efforts to help the Berkshire outdoors be more welcoming and accessible for all.
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