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.
Check out the SC State Parks 12 Deals of Christmas
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.
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)
- 3 September 2016 1-3 pm NatSci Walk – a naturalist led hike @Kings Mountain State Park
- 17 September 2016 – Sat – 9 am – 4 pm LEAVE NO TRACE & WiNN Mentoring
- 1 October 2016 Sat 9-11 am Butterfly Migration and Release
- 1 October 2016 Sat 1-3 pm NatSci Walk – a naturalist led hike @Kings Mountain State Park
- 15 October 2016 Sat – 9 am – 4 pm Nature Leader Training** & WiNN @QueensUniv
- 19 November 2016 Sat 9 am – 4 pm Raptor class**WiNN Mentoring @CarolinaRaptorCenter
- 13 December 2016 Tues 7:30 – 9 pm Geminids Meteors over the Farm @KingsMountainSP**
Cornell has a list of “Most Wanted Bird Photos” read more
Add your photos to eBirds to “teach the app” to id birds.
Our Friends @Schiele Museum of Natural History
WILD: Bears – Workshop
Saturday August 13th, 9am-4pm
This adult workshop, presented by the NCWRC, is designed primarily for educators and will focus on black bears in North Carolina. Learn all about the life history and current research on black bears, as well as activities that can be incorporated into your programs. Supplemental resource materials will be provided. EEC Criteria III and CEU credit are available.
$12 members/$15 nonmembers
Registration deadline is August 10th.