Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and Clemson University are offering the Certified South Carolina Master Naturalist Program for people interested in understanding and protecting the state’s valuable natural resources. The program aims to develop volunteer citizen scientists, conservationists, and educators who can positively impact the natural resources of the state.
Master Naturalist candidates will complete a 13-day field studies course led by a variety of experts in some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. Candidates will learn and practice skills naturalists use to interpret the natural world. The program will be hosted at Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, but field experiences will include visits to important sites like Congaree National Park, Francis Marion National Forest, some lesser know gems like Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, and a few undeveloped marsh islands, or hammocks, near the Ashepoo River.