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Natural History with Rudy Mancke - Woods Bay

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.

Woods Bay State Park offers a close-up look at one of the last remaining large Carolina Bays on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. The 1,590-acre park, located in the coastal plains region, features a wide range of habitats including marsh, sandhills, oak-hickory forest and shrub bog.

The habitats of Woods Bay can be explored by taking the nature trail encircling the mill pond or by walking the length of the 1,150 foot boardwalk, which provides views of alligators in the cypress tupelo swamp. The best way to see the park is by following a canoe trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina Bays, elliptical depressions which appear swampy but remain dry.

 

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 - Woods Bay
10/20/2017

Friday
1 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

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.