NI-WB NERR News & Events
Winyah Master Naturalist Spring 2014 Course Registration
Have you resolved to get outdoors more, learn more, meet new people, do more for the environment, or have more adventures and fun in 2014? The Winyah Master Naturalist Course, offered by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, can help you to achieve all of the goals and more!
Registration is now open for this 12 week course, which will meet on Fridays, March 21st to June 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Participants in this course develop naturalist observation and recording skills, learn basic biological and ecological concepts, learn to read the natural history of a landscape, analyze environmental issues, and cultivate good environmental stewardship practices while exploring the unique habitats of the South Carolina coast.
Registration is through Clemson Extension at the web site https://www.regonline.com/MNWINS14 . The cost of $600 includes the Master Naturalist Training Manual, the Winyah Naturalist Course Book, 5 field guides, hand lens, digital resources, entrance fees, and expert instructors.
Please join the North Inlet – Winyah Bay NERR in welcoming Melissa Heintz to our team as Education Specialist. Melissa will work with Beth Thomas and other NERR staff to enhance education programs for school children, teachers and other public audiences as well as with Michelle LaRocco to provide educational experiences for local decision-makers. Melissa graduated from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington with an M.S. in marine biology in May 2013 and earned a B.S. in marine biology at Saint Francis University, PA. For the past two years she has worked as an education outreach assistant with the City of Wilmington’s Stormwater Services. Melissa is passionate about sharing the results of research with different audiences. She has an office at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and can be reached at 843-904-9017; Melissa.Heintz@belle.baruch.sc.edu. We look forward to introducing her to everyone in the coming months.
Please join researchers, staff from local, state, and federal agencies, and other practitioners, to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas on April 28-29, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C. This will be a very interactive conference geared towards networking and exchange among stakeholders and decision makers throughout the region. The registration website is now available.Please visit the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference site for more information.