On Sept. 14, Dr. Steve Murphree, professor of biology, was the “Invertebrates Instructor” for the four-hour course, “The World of Invertebrates: Pollinators, Predators, Pests and Parasites” to 30 adults in the Tennessee Naturalist program at Owl’s Hill Nature Center. The Tennessee Naturalist program is a corps of volunteers providing education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Tennesseans interested in this program become Tennessee Naturalists through training and volunteer service. To become a Tennessee Naturalist, a person must complete a training course of a minimum of 40 hours and complete 40 hours of volunteer service.
On Sept. 17, Murphree gave an Insect/Arachnid program to 75 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their parents at Granbery Elementary School.