E-Corps sponsoring a NatSci Club

E-Corps started sponsoring a Middle School Natural Science Club at the middle school where I teach.We have 41 members and plan to do great things! The members are participating in our WildNatureNews.org intiative.

In March we are going to Queens University of Charlotte for a day on campus, touring, eating in the cafe, and dissecting a planarian. Please help all our members go by donating https://www.gofundme.com/ms-student-campus-tour-science-lab  The goal is to offer reduced prices &/or scholarships for transportation, food and supplies.

This past month we created recycled bird feeders and presented them to our neighbors at Myrtle Terrace.  See photos below

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Great Class

Study birds with the comprehensive ornithology course from the Cornell Lab using the Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd. Edition as your guide. Read each chapter in the Handbook, explore in more depth using the online materials embedded in this course, then take the exams to earn your badge and certificate.

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/courses/ornithology-comprehensive-bird-biology/

Great Christmas Nature Gift idea

Check out the SC State Parks 12 Deals of Christmas

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Each day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we will offer a deal that will be valid for ONE DAY ONLY!

Deals will kick off on Wednesday, December 14.

Day 12 – Wednesday, December 14
’Tis the season for 20% off all online merchandise (excluding Parks Passports), free shipping, and a free gift with purchase at SCParkStore.com!  Use promo code DAY1216.

Day 11 – Thursday, December 15
Purchase a $50 state parks gift card for ONLY $35.  This deal runs from 8:30 a.m.  until 5 p.m. ONLY on December 15. To get this deal you must call 803-734-0156.  There is no limit on the amount of gift cards you may purchase.  Gift cards must be purchased in $50 gift card increments.

Day 10 – Friday, December 16
Enjoy 25% off camping reservations at the following parks:  Andrew Jackson, Barnwell, Calhoun Falls, Devils Fork, Dreher Island, Hamilton Branch, Keowee-Toxaway, Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Myrtle Beach, Oconee and Sadlers Creek. Call 1.866.345.7275 or visit SouthCarolinaParks.com today to reserve.  Must enter or mention code DAY102016.  Valid towards new reservations only.  Cannot be used with any other discount.

There are more visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/things-to-do/stories-features-ttd/default.aspx?cat=2&id=48

9/3/2016 Naturalist lead walk

3 September 2016 1-3 pm NatSci Walk – a naturalist led hike

NatSci Walks – Only $6.54 a person for  this 2 hour Naturalist/Scientist lead walk -includes park admission

Qualifies as NC Environmental Educator hours as Criteria II: Outdoor Instructor-led Experiences  or Criteria III: Knowledge of Environmental Education Resources and Facilities (Piedmont Region) form B signed ( for participants) upon request. Check out our EE workshops here

Be sure to check out our nature identification classes offered prior to the NatSci Walk – HERE for those seeking your NC EE certificate you can get 2 hours for the class + 2 hours for the NatSci Walk in just  one day.


Upcoming (to register select the link)

Register in the store and please check the calendar for details on upcoming nature experiences, NatSci Walks and classes.