Sandhills Nature Discovery Walk
Saturday, March 15, 1-2:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 1-2:30pm
Meet at the entrance to the Carolina Children’s Garden. No charge. No dogs please.
Join retired biology teacher, naturalist, and park volunteer John Galbary for an hour long stroll along the trails, old roads and waterfront of the Clemson REC natural wildlife areas and forest lands. We will look at and talk about the flora and fauna we encounter along the way on this easy hike. Sturdy shoes, hiking stick and water recommended. Bring your binoculars and field guides if you like. Terrain is not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers. All ages are welcome.
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John Galbary, B. S., M. Ed., is a retired teacher from RSD2 where he taught 7th grade Life Science for 21 years. He is a long-time volunteer at Congaree National Park, where he regularly leads nature discovery hikes and assists on canoe trips. He received the park’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2012, and The President’s CALL TO SERVICE AWARD, 2013, for Making A Difference Through Volunteer Service. He has completed the ‘Master Naturalist for Teachers’ graduate level course through Clemson University; and ‘Reinventing the Naturalist’ graduate class with Dr. Rudy Mancke at USC. John is also a regular volunteer at the USC Arboretum.
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Carolina Children’s Garden is a wonderful place to enjoy a time with your family! Come on out and relax and encourage your child to enjoy imaginative play in one of the themed gardens. The garden is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; there are no admission fees and there is so much to do!
Fun in the Garden:
- How about a Scavenger Hunt? Bring this list and act like a super-sleuth ready to make some amazing discoveries.
- Take a Bird Walk. You can find a list here to print out and bring with you. Maybe there’s an avid birdwatcher in your bunch.
- Pack a Picnic! There are plenty of picnic tables for playing a game or eating lunch so pack a basket and plan to spend some time here. Our new three tier drinking fountain accommodates pets and people.
Fun at home:
Check out our “Growing Gardeners Fun at Home” links for projects to bring the joy of gardening home with you!
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