Southern Appalachia Studies Series: The Natural History of Southern Appalachia
This four-part series, hosted by Blount County Public Library, will emphasize the history and natural beauty of Southern Appalachia, with programs on its natural history, indigenous peoples, European immigration, and resultant culture and social history.
The first speaker, Dr. Paul Threadgill, Professor of Biology at Maryville College, will cover The Natural History of Southern Appalachia on Monday, February 29 in Dorothy Herron Room A OR in the Main Gallery.
The Southern Appalachians are ancient mountains, says Threadgill. Their rugged topography, favorable climate, and abundant fresh water provide a multitude of habitats which support a rich diversity of living organisms. Over the years successive groups of people have called the southern Appalachians home.
This presentation will offer a brief overview of the natural history of the southern Appalachians, touching on their underlying geology, climate, soils, water resources, and biological communities, with a focus on east Tennessee.
Visit the Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet webpage for more information about the Exhibition at Blount County Public Library and related events from February 6 to April 27, 2016.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.