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 Jul 7, 2022

8 to 9:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Wilson Cemetery Walk

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Join our archaeologist, Dr. Mary Socci, 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.

Thursday Jul 7, 2022

9 to 11 a.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 Jul 8, 2022

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology

Conservancy Classroom or Online

What lives in the salt marsh? Come find out as we stroll along the marsh edge to Moreland Landing and discuss the ecology of the marsh. Once at the Landing, we will check crab traps, throw cast nets, and search for critters under the Moreland dock!

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

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

9 to 11 a.m.

Ecotour with Captain Amber

Meet at Wilson Village Chapel Dock

Captain Amber has spent her life in and along the May River, and her ecotours highlight the love and knowledge she holds for the salt marsh. Join us as we explore the May River and other tidal estuaries while Captain Amber teaches us about the creatures that call these waters home.

• $65 per person.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Research Excursion: Bluebird Surveys

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Do you want to see what happens on a bluebird survey? Spend the morning with our Educator, Aaron, as he monitors his portion of the 70+ bluebird boxes spread throughout Palmetto Bluff.

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

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Junior Naturalist's Camp: We "Dig" Reptiles

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Hey Junior Naturalists! Today we are going to slither into the cold-blooded world of reptiles. We will check turtle traps, make scaly crafts, and live the life of lizards and snakes! Then we will dig in like archaeologists as we search for artifacts, make our own pottery, and more!

• Ages: 6-12
• $100 per child
• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org

Friday Jul 22, 2022

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Junior Naturalist's Camp: Splash Down!

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Hey Junior Naturalists! Today we will be diving into the wild side of wetlands and marshes. We’ll throw cast nets off the Moreland dock, learn about the importance of clean water, and live the amphibious life of a frog. Prepare to get soaked!

• Ages: 6-12
• $100 per child
• Bathing suit, towel, and change of clothes required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

9 to 11 a.m.

Ecotour with Captain Amber

Meet at Wilson Village Chapel Dock

Captain Amber has spent her life in and along the May River, and her ecotours highlight the love and knowledge she holds for the salt marsh. Join us as we explore the May River and other tidal estuaries while Captain Amber teaches us about the creatures that call these waters home.

• $65 per person.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Jul 29, 2022

2:30 to 5 p.m.

Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What lives in the salt marsh? Come find out as we stroll along the marsh edge to Moreland Landing and discuss the ecology of the marsh. Once at the Landing, we will check crab traps, throw cast nets, and search for critters under the Moreland dock!

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

Friday Jul 29, 2022

8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Explore PBC: Creatures of the Night

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What goes bump in the night? Join the Conservancy as we head out into the woods to look and listen for nocturnal wildlife residing at Palmetto Bluff. We will listen for bats using ultrasonic bat detectors, check light trap for insects, and even meet with Conservancy staff conducting bat research!

• Head lamps, closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• To protect the bats, face masks must be on-hand when researchers are collecting data from a bat.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

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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.