Winyah Naturalist

Spring 2018 Course Information

The 12 week course will be held on Fridays, begining March 23rd and ending in June 8th, 2018. Classes will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM. There is one weekend field trip to the mountains and one evening class. Transporation to some field trip sites is provided.

There is no fall course offered at this time.



No special equipment is required to participate in the course other than a good pair of shoes that can get wet and muddy.  A backpack, binoculars, and camera are recommended. This is a field-based class that involves some off-trail hiking where there may be a lack of bathroom facilities, and exposure to heat, cold, rain, insects, water, mud and fun.

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

3/23 Hobcaw Barony Introduction, naturalist tools and skills
*3/30* NO CLASS  
*4/6-7* Mountain Bridge Wilderness Mountain habitats, geology, geologic history of SC
4/13 Brookgreen Gardens Birding and botany
4/20 Hobcaw Barony Coastal forests, biodiversity
4/27 Waccamaw NWR Rivers, watersheds, water quality, herpetology
5/4 North Inlet Estuaries, salt marsh plants and animals
5/11 Huntington Beach State Park Beaches, marine invertebrates, marine mammals
5/18 Hobcaw Barony Swamp habitats, climate change
5/25 Francis Marion National Forest Carolina bays, insects, wild flowers
*5/26* Hobcaw Barony Night nature
6/1 Georgetown Urban issues
6/8 Hobcaw Barony Final Exam, Graduation, WMN Reunion




For more information about the Winyah Naturalist Course, Contact

Jennifer Plunket, Stewardship Coordinator
North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve



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