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Zugunruhefest – Center for Birds of Prey ~ September 15-17 2016

Introducing Zugunruhefest – the Southeast’s most comprehensive migration-focused birding festival. Zugunruhe (zu – gun – rue) is a German word derived from Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (restlessness). This state of restlessness is commonly noted in migratory animals, especially birds. As fall approaches and instincts prevail, birds are compelled by this silent call to take …

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The Coastal Geology and Ecology of South Carolina Lecture ~September 6th 2016

The coastal geology of South Carolina is complex, formed by the combined processes of sea level rise, sediment supply, waves, and tides. This presentation consists of two parts. Part I describes the general processes and landforms of the coast, explaining the history of how the South Carolina coast evolved and how processes such as waves, …

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Wood Magic Forest Fair Volunteers Needed!!

Consider volunteering your time to help South Carolina’s students know the importance of forests and the forest industry to their everyday lives. There will be three events this fall:             Piedmont Forestry Center (Tamassee)-September 20-23             Harbison State Forest (Columbia)-October 10-14             Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center (Georgetown)-November 15-18 To conduct these programs they need approximately 30 volunteers …

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Crabbers Needed for a developing Diamondback Terrapin Study!!

Diamondback terrapins are the only exclusively estuarine turtle found in North American and in South Carolina, they are listed as a “high priority” species for conservation in the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. Dr. Michael D. Arendt, Assistant Marine Scientist at the SC Department of Natural Resources is still looking for folks that would be interested in participating …

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Fall 2015 Junior Naturalist Program and Scholarship Announcement

Do you know a child between the ages of 8 and 12 who loves nature? If so, check out the Jr. Naturalist program. This course combines nature exploration with art and science and makes learning about the outdoors both fun and meaningful. This year the Coastal Master Naturalist Association is funding a scholarship that will cover …

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