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Natural History with Rudy Mancke at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

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.

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the site of one of the Confederacy’s last stands against General William T. Sherman’s sweep across the South. Of all the Civil War Sites in South Carolina, the Battle of Rivers Bridge is the only one in the State Parks system that is home to a preserved battlefield.

A ¾-mile guided trail details the Battle of Rivers Bridge by way of interpretive panels along the trail. Ranger- guided tours of one of the most well-preserved Civil War sites in South Carolina, which includes still-intact earthen fortifications, are also given throughout the year. 

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 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, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, 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.