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Natural History with Rudy Mancke - Redcliffe Plantation

Course Description

This is not just any nature walk!  Spend a Friday morning exploring some of South Carolina's greatest natural treasures with renowned naturalist Rudy Mancke.  Meet us at the park and enjoy an exciting and captivating lecture.   

Redcliffe Plantation, completed in 1859, was once the home of James Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African-American families like the Henleys, Goodwins, & Wigfalls who worked at the site as slaves and later free men and women. Now one of the many historic plantations South Carolina has opened to the public, this site symbolizes the ambition, wealth and power of James Henry Hammond a successful cotton planter, congressman, governor and senator, who spent his life defending the southern plantation system and his status within it.

Just one of several historic plantations South Carolina is known for, Redcliffe provides a setting for exploring the experiences of the enslaved, as well as the larger institution of slavery and reflects the historical experiences and impact of the white and black families who lived and worked at the site. The extant slave quarters, mansion, and iconic lane of magnolia trees planted in 1860 serve to highlight the plantation’s rich and varied history.

 

Important Information

  • The program will be hosted by Rudy Mancke and escorted by USC staff. We will meet you at the park on Friday.  Directions will be emailed to you approximately one week before the course. 
  • Each session is limited to 40 participants. 
  • We will run these programs in all types of weather and will not postpone or cancel a program unless extreme conditions warrant. 
  • Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions.
  • Guests should be prepared with sunscreen, bottled water, bug spray, good walking shoes, and snacks to ensure a comfortable day. 

Course Fee - $49

 

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Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Natural History with Rudy Mancke - Redcliff Plantation
09/15/2017

Friday
1 Sessions

Registration Closed

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM$49.00

 

Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 403, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.