Programs & Events

South Carolina Coastal Adventure

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Workshop or Trip
Apr. 19, 2013 | Friday, 3:45pm
Multiple Times: 
Fri., April 19, 2013, 3:45pm - Sun., April 21, 2013, 6:00pm
Offered as an outing for educators and the general public. Minimum age of 18.
Location: In the Field - Francis Beidler Forest, Francis Marion National Forest, and Huntington Beach State Park, SC
$50 (includes entrance fee, one meal, transportation to and from Raleigh. Participant pays for lodging and remainder of meals)

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, all Educator Trek costs have been reduced for 2012-13. Listed cost reflects this reduction.

Join us as we savor the magic of spring in some of South Carolina’s most unique coastal natural areas. Our first day will be spent exploring Francis Beidler Forest, an Audubon sanctuary containing the largest remaining old-growth cypress-tupelo swamp forest in the world. This is excellent habitat for a variety of birds such as Prothonotary Warblers and Barred Owls as well as a host of other wildlife. We then explore Francis Marion National Forest, a lush landscape of longleaf pine stands and wildlife-filled swamps and marshes. The Forest spans nearly 259,000 acres and is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. We’ll finish the weekend at one of the best birding sites along the East Coast, Huntington Beach State Park. The park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh, maritime forest and beach are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment.

To regisister, print and mail the Educator Trek Registration Form.

For more information, contact Melissa Dowland at 919.707.9898 or