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CAMP ICE AGE
CAMP ICE AGE Chill out at this summer’s coolest camp! Get to know some of the giant animals that roamed the earth during the last ice age and learn about glaciers, daily life in a tundra, Ice Age art and more! Campers will learn about different aspects of the Pleistocene each day through stories, games, art, experiments and nature hikes. We’ll also visit the Bob Campbell Geology Museum to take a look at real Ice Age fossils! Please register by July 2.
Price:$100.00

HONEYBEE HOOTENANNY - August 17
HONEYBEE HOOTENANNY - August 17 Children will enjoy learning about the power of pollination and the importance of honeybees as pollinators. Allison Jones and Kendra Vincent will guide you on the honeybee’s quest for pollen, and nectar and you’ll get a chance to observe real honeybees in the garden and taste the sweet reward of their work!
Price:$7.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany 9/8/18
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany 9/8/18 In this introductory botany course develop a foundation of knowledge and a working vocabulary for all other courses in the Certificate of Native Plants.

Date : Saturday, September 8
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount for FRIENDS and SCNPS members)

Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities 10/6/18
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities 10/6/18 Join expert naturalist, Tim Lee, to build your knowledge base of major conceptual issues and areas of current research in plant ecology. Explore the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plant species in South Carolina.

Date : Saturday, October 6
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Carriage House, behind Visitor Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas 11/07/18
SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas 11/07/18 Join Lisa Lord and Carol Denhof, of the The Longleaf Alliance to explore the ecology and management of the longleaf pine ecosystem and then dig deeper into one of the most beautiful and diverse longleaf habitats, the longleaf savanna.

Date : Wednesday, November 7
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Sewee visitor and Environmental Education Center and the Francis Marion National Forest
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Core Course: Tree Identification 10/27/18
SCNP Certificate Core Course: Tree Identification 10/27/18 Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, President of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS. Become familiar with our native trees, shrubs and woody vines by learning to recognize their bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and form.

Date : Saturday, October 27
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Backyard Rain Gardens 10/26/2018
SCNP Certificate Elective: Backyard Rain Gardens 10/26/2018 Join us for a hands-on elective workshop for all those interested in rain garden design, installation, and native plant selection. Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that collect water runoff and allow it to infiltrate, thereby reducing erosion and flooding. Date : Friday, October 26, 2018
Time : 9AM- 5PM
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80.00 ((10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Grasses 9/25/18
SCNP Certificate Elective: Grasses 9/25/18 In this elective class, join Bill Stringer emeritus faculty of Clemson’s Department of Plant and Environment Sciences to learn more about South Carolina’s 326 species of native grasses. Explore the structure of a typical grass shoot.

Date : Tuesday, September 25
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount for FRIENDS and SCNPS members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Identifying and Using Medicinal Plants with Robin McGee 9/29/18
SCNP Certificate Elective: Identifying and Using Medicinal Plants with Robin McGee 9/29/18 From Blue Vervain and Dandelion to Poke and Wild Lettuce, Nature provides us with an abundance of medicinal plants that are commonly looked upon as nuisance weeds.

Date : Saturday, September 29
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Earthwise Learning Center located next to Carolina Grassfed Beef at Double M Farm 3456 Hwy 187, Anderson, SC
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Opening Your World Through Nature Journaling with Gale McKinley 9/22/18
SCNP Certificate Elective: Opening Your World Through Nature Journaling with Gale McKinley 9/22/18 A nature journal is a place to record our observations of the natural world and to reflect on them. Sketching allows us to slow down enough to see nature in a whole new way, to improve our power of observation, and to stimulate curiosity.

Date : Saturday, September 22
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% Friends or SCNP Society)

Price:$80.00

SCNPC Elective Class: Making a plan to manage invasive plants! 10/13/18
SCNPC Elective Class: Making a plan to manage invasive plants! 10/13/18 Colette DeGarady will begin the morning discussing common invasives in South Carolina including: identification, treatment, available resources, and management. We’ll review how to make a management plan for any size yard or property.

Date : Saturday, October 13
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNPC Elective Class: Sandhills Exploration with Bruce Sorrie 10/6/18
SCNPC Elective Class: Sandhills Exploration with Bruce Sorrie 10/6/18 Join eminent botanist Bruce Sorrie for a field trip to the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Bruce spent many years inventorying and surveying habitats in North Carolina, predominantly within the longleaf pine ecosystem.
Date : Saturday, October 6
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

Sewing for the Gardener
Sewing for the Gardener We will make an adorable and comfortable garden harvest gathering apron with large pockets for harvest days! Beginner sewers welcome, bring your own machine. Rebecca Smith, has taught sewing lessons for 12 years, and will guide you! Limited to 6 registrants. Register by August 12th. Materials list will be emailed after registration.
Price:$15.00

Time Travelers Camp
Time Travelers Camp Live the past! History comes alive in this week long camp. Join us at the Hunt Cabin and the survival skills needed in the19th Century. Learn how to build a cabin, cook on an open hearth, track animals, make period clothes and more! In this camp, children will be immersed in South Carolina’s history and learn about the people and cultures that make up the diversity of our state. This camp is for children aged 6-12 years old.
Price:$100.00

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SC Botanical Garden Sip and Stroll
Event is rain or shine, no refunds.