The keepers and teachers of the modern world

With a vast outdoor classroom at our fingertips, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process.

Conservancy Events

Thursday Feb 2, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Thursday Feb 2, 2023

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore PBC: Wilson Cemetery Walk

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Join the Conservancy’s Archaeologists as we stroll among the cemeteries of Wilson Village and hear tales of the lives of those who lay at rest.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Feb 3, 2023

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Day: Pollinator Garden

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Do you need volunteer hours or just want to get your hands dirty? Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, will be spending the morning tending to the pollinator garden in Moreland Village. We will be weeding the garden beds and checking if any plants need some TLC.

Gardening gloves, closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Feb 3, 2023

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

First Friday Lecture: Mitchelville

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, will be joining us at Palmetto Bluff to discuss the history and establishment of the Mitchelville Freedom Park, including its impact both locally and nationally. He will also be sharing the vision for the park and how they intend to reach this goal.

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Wednesday Feb 8, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Wednesday Feb 8, 2023

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Intro to Archaeology

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join our Archaeologists for an overview of the archaeological research and vast history of Palmetto Bluff.

Walk-ins welcome.
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Thursday Feb 9, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Friday Feb 10, 2023

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Day: Land & Wildlife Management

Meet at Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy land & wildlife management team as we work on an array of day-to-day physical tasks required of a Land & Wildlife Manager. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours and to learn more about the responsibilities a land manager must undertake.

Work gloves, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Burn Watch

Meet at Conservancy Classroom

Interested in the Conservancy’s prescribed fire management? Come see recently burned stands within the managed forest and learn why this management technique is crucial to ecosystems in the Southeast. We might even see a burn in progress!

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Conservancy Ecotour to Costa Rica Info Session

Conservancy Classroom or Online

We are thrilled to announce the offering of this small group ecotour to Costa Rica! Palmetto Bluff Conservancy biologist Lydia Moore, in partnership with expert guide and bird watcher Carlos Chacon of the Coastal Discovery Museum, will lead a group of 12 participants through 10 days exploring 3 diverse destinations within Costa Rica. Join us as Carlos outlines the trip itinerary and gives a sneak peak of what you may see while exploring Costa Rica’s biodiversity.
For more information and a detailed trip itinerary, email Carlos Chacon at eco1adventures@gmail.com

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Thursday Feb 16, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.

If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Thursday Feb 16, 2023

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Theus Point

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy as we travel down to Theus Point and pay a visit to the cemeteries where plantation owners and enslaved people were laid to rest.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

This event is fully committed.

Friday Feb 17, 2023

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

PBC Birding: Great Backyard Bird Count - River Road Preserve

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Today is the beginning of the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count, a 4-day citizen science project spearheaded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The purpose of this event is to help these organizations track trends in bird populations prior to the spring migration. Join Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, for a hike down River Road Preserve to observe bird life preparing for spring.

Binoculars, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Feb 17, 2023

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PBC Birding: Great Backyard Bird Count - Moreland Village

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Today is the beginning of the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count, a 4-day citizen science project spearheaded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The purpose of this event is to help these organizations track trends in bird populations prior to the spring migration. Join Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, for a hike through Moreland Village to observe bird life preparing for spring.

Binoculars, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Research Excursion: Cavity Nest Box Survey

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as we conduct the monthly cavity nest box survey. These large nest boxes are located in multiple habitats throughout Palmetto Bluff, and we are excited to see what animals call them home!

Closed-toed shoes/waterproof boots and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Sweetgrass Baskets

Conservancy Classroom or Online

The Conservancy is honored to host Michael Smalls, a 7th generation basket-sewer, and his protégé Dino Badger for a discussion of the art and history of the sweet grass basket - an iconic treasure of the Lowcountry. Mr. Smalls was taught the story and craft of sweet grass basketry by his great-grandmother, Lucinda Pringle, whose own mother was an enslaved worker on Mt. Pleasant's Laurel Hill Plantation.

Walk-ins welcome.
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Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshop: Making Sweetgrass Coasters

Conservancy Classroom

Join Michael Smalls and Dino Badger for a two-hour instructional workshop where attendees will have a hands-on lesson in making their own sweet grass coaster.

Registration Fee: $65
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Theus Point

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy as we travel down to Theus Point and pay a visit to the cemeteries where plantation owners and enslaved people were laid to rest.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Friday Feb 24, 2023

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Bushwhacking at Rice Field

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Have you wanted to step off the beaten path and truly explore the woods of Palmetto Bluff? Join the Conservancy team as we trek through the brush in the area known as Rice Field.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

2 spots remaining!

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Burn Watch

Meet at Conservancy Classroom

Interested in the Conservancy’s prescribed fire management? Come see recently burned stands within the managed forest and learn why this management technique is crucial to ecosystems in the Southeast. We might even see a burn in progress!

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Wednesday Mar 1, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Thursday Mar 2, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Thursday Mar 2, 2023

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore PBC: Wilson Cemetery Walk

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Join the Conservancy’s Archaeologists as we stroll among the cemeteries of Wilson Village and hear tales of the lives of those who lay at rest.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Mar 3, 2023

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Day: Pollinator Garden

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Do you need volunteer hours or just want to get your hands dirty? Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, will be spending the morning tending to the pollinator garden in Moreland Village. We will be weeding the garden beds and checking if any plants need some TLC.

Gardening gloves, closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Mar 3, 2023

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

First Friday Lecture: Fireflies

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Most of us have fond memories of seeing fields of fireflies as a child, but now many of our children and grandchildren have lost this opportunity. Join Jonathan Manchester, Park Ranger at Congaree National Park, as he tells us about the life history of fireflies, the different species, and the difficulties they are experiencing.

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Tuesday Mar 7, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Wednesday Mar 8, 2023

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

Join Webinar

Wednesday Mar 8, 2023

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Guide to Bird Feeding

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Buffalo’s, Cahill’s, Cole’s… McDonalds? People have a preference when it comes to what they eat and so do birds! Aaron Palmieri, the Conservancy Educator, is going to show us how to up our bird feeding game beyond throwing some seed in the yard and hoping for the best.

Walk-ins welcome.
If you would rather attend virtually, click on the button below:

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Thursday Mar 9, 2023

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

PBC Birding: Wilson Village

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Who needs to go bushwhacking to see cool birds? Join us in Wilson Village and we will show you how smart development can improve your chances of observing birds right in town!

Binoculars, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Mar 10, 2023

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Day: Land & Wildlife Management

Meet at Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy land & wildlife management team as we work on an array of day-to-day physical tasks required of a Land & Wildlife Manager. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours and to learn more about the responsibilities a land manager must undertake.

Work gloves, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Donate.

This land has been managed for thousands of years. Our goal is to continue those efforts, even in the many conservation areas, nature preserves, interpretive trails, wetlands and predevelopment locations that are rarely visited. We maximize diversity. We protect and, where needed, restore. To make a donation, please click below.