Carolina University's Division of Extended Learning and
Public Services will conduct a series of ecology programs during May
and June. Admission is $15 per program. Participants are responsible
for admission fees and lunch.
The programs, which include lectures and field trips, will be led
by naturalist Julie Finlayson.
The lectures will prepare participants for the field trips.
Participation in both the lecture and trip is required. All lectures
will be held in room 228 of the H. Dale Williams Center for Extended
The program schedule is as follows:
- Rivers and Swamps
Lecture: Monday, May 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m.;
Trip: Tuesday, May 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Four Hole Swamp, a virgin cypress swamp located in Beidler
Forest near Summerville, S.C.
- Beaches and Salt Marshes
Lecture: Monday, May 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m.;
Trip: Tuesday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how life exists in these unique and difficult environments.
Travel to Waites Island to see these environments first hand.
- Transformed Rice Plantations
Lecture: Monday, June 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m.;
Trip: Tuesday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discover how these coastal swamps were transformed into rice
plantations and how they have evolved since the demise of the rice
culture. Explore rice plantations along the Santee River.
- Carolina Bays
Lecture: Monday, June 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m.;
Trip: Tuesday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn about a unique habitat known only to the coastal plains of
North and South Carolina. Examine carnivorous plants found only in this
For more information or to register, call 349-2665 or visit
www.coastal.edu/learn on the Internet.