Cost to attend the event will be $100 per person to benefit PAC ($75-tax deductible).
We are looking for sponsors at the $250, $500, or $1000 level, those interested in sponsoring please call the PAC office.
PAC & Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) Programs
Each month (except December), PAC & WCP will offer a Saturday morning program/presentation at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve. Programs are free of charge, open to all ages, and begin at 10:30 a.m. (more info. below)
PAC/WCP programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from Delores Lastinger.
NEW! PAC & Landrum Library Programs
In 2016, PAC will be offering free educational programs at the Landrum Library! Keep an eye on the schedule below for program dates, times, and details.
The PAC/Landrum Library programs are made possible thanks to a Free Community Events grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.
(Scroll down to find out more about upcoming programs!)
2016 PAC program schedule:
August 30 – naturalist, Tim Lee will present “Bioluminescence: From Fireflies to Fungi” at the Landrum Library at 6:30 p.m.
Fireflies flashing on a warm summer night. The eerie glow of jack-o-lantern mushrooms in the forest on a moonless night. These lights bring mystery and magic to the dark night. Join us as we discover how light is produced and emitted from living organisms and how they use it to lure prey, deter predators and entice insects.
Tim is a native South Carolinian and he has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 26 years. For the past 16 years he has been the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist for South Carolina State Park Service’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults. He is the South Carolina Park Services coordinator with the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program and is an Educational Leadership Partner for the South Carolina Aquarium. Tim is member of the National Association of Interpreters, an honorary member of the Upstate Master Naturalist Association and an honorary SC Statewide Master Naturalist.
Dan Lazar served for many years as Director of Education at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, followed by several years as Executive Director of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Dan has a degree in Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. He has been an instructor in the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate Program at the North Carolina Arboretum since 2005, teaching a variety of classes including Ecology of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Introduction to Insects, Tree Identification, and Meteorology. Dan also has co-hosted “Nature News,” a weekly radio program broadcast on WTZQ Hendersonville, since 1993.
Join an exploratory session on the most overlooked animals in the forest. Snails do so much for us, yet no one seems to know much about them or pay them much attention. Come learn about the strange habits of snails and slugs and, weather permitting, take a short walk in the preserve to see where they live. The program includes a power point presentation and a close up look at the live animals.
More to come!
Please look forward to the PAC Fall Hiking Series will begin mid-September!
Schedule coming soon!
Click here for the American Hiking Society’s list of 10 essentials for hiking.
Click here for the American Hiking Society’s “Tips for your next hike.”
Click here for the American Hiking Society’s instructions on “How to use a compass.”
Click here for directions to the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
Click here to use Google maps to get directions to the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center from your location.
GPS coordinates to the entrance of Walnut Creek Preserve (at Aden Green Road and Herbarium Lane): 35°22’21.95” N, 82°09’46.18” W
Click here for directions to the Landrum Library (Spartanburg County Public Libraries)