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Charleston County Park’s Junior Naturalists Graduate!

Thank you to the Coastal Master Naturalist Association for once again providing a scholarship for the County Park’s Junior Naturalist Class. Your generosity allowed a child to participate in all nine classes and provided access to the natural world in a fun and meaningful way. Many of the lessons the children learn are similar to topics covered in the Master Naturalist class. Some highlights from this year include calling in barred owls during a night hike a Caw Caw, catching fish in a seine net at Beachwalker, learning about phytoplankton and getting messy in pluff mud at Palmetto Islands County Park. It’s truly a pleasure to teach and learn from the participants in the Junior Naturalist class. They have a passion for the natural world that is irrepressible and contagious. The Association’s support does make a difference in the life of one of these young people. Thank you for nurturing the next generation of naturalists.

~ Beth Burkett  ~Environmental Education Coordinator for Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Fall 2015 JRNAT

Photo: Junior Naturalist graduates proudly display certificates of achievement