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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

Wednesday

February 21, 2024

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Prescribed Fire Management

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Fire is an important component of ecosystem health in the Southeast. Join us as we learn about the history and benefits of prescribed fire from Brian Byrne, who oversees this management technique for the Conservancy.

Walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday

February 28, 2024

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Intro to Archaeology

Join the Conservancy’s Assistant Archaeologist, Katie Epps, for an overview of the archaeological research and vast history of Palmetto Bluff.

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

Wednesday

March 6, 2024

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Track and Sign

Conservancy Classroom

Have you seen footprints in the woods and wondered who left them?  Learn how to identify tracks and other sign from common animals at the Bluff, including coyotes, bobcats, and foxes!

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

Wednesday

March 13, 2024

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: All About Bluebirds

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Eastern bluebirds can be found throughout Beaufort County, including right here at Palmetto Bluff. This vibrantly colored bird is adored by many and is seen as a symbol of happiness in multiple cultures. Join Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, as he tells us all about bluebirds!

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

Thursday

March 21, 2024

5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Dawn Chorus

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Not many people find themselves in the woods before sunrise, but it is during this time that those lucky few may witness the magic of dawn. Join the Conservancy Land and Wildlife Manager, Brian Byrne, as he takes you out to share in this experience.

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

Thursday

March 21, 2024

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Breaking it Down: Squid

Conservancy Classroom

Most people’s interactions with squid are either as fishing bait or fried calamari. Join the Conservancy as we discuss and dissect these intriguing cephalopods and learn more about their internal anatomy.

Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Tuesday

March 26, 2024

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

Field Trip: Waddell Mariculture Center

Meet at the Waddell Mariculture Center

Waddell Mariculture Center is operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and is one of the largest mariculture centers in the country. The facility is dedicated to research and production of aquatic wildlife and is vital to the health of our local fish stock. Join the Conservancy as we go on a guided tour of this amazing facility and learn about their operations.

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

Thursday

March 28, 2024

5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Dawn Chorus

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Not many people find themselves in the woods before sunrise, but it is during this time that those lucky few may witness the magic of dawn. Join the Conservancy Land and Wildlife Manager, Brian Byrne, as he takes you out to share in this experience.

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.

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