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:
July 12 – Emily Walker, groups and education manager at Chimney Rock State Park will present, “Animals of Appalachia” at the Landrum Library‘s Family Fun Night at 6:00 p.m.
The interactive program will be presented by Chimney Rock State Park’s groups and education manager, Emily Walker. Walker promises to bring in some LIVE animals, so this will be a great program for adults and children alike, and there is no charge for the event.
Emily Walker, who had a background as a wildlife rehabilitor before working at Chimney Rock State Park, joined the Park in 2005 in hopes of sharing her passion for the outdoors and wildlife with students and other guests visiting the Park.
During her presentation, Walker will help participants learn about wildlife indigenous to the area, their characteristics, threats to certain populations, and what you can do to coexist with our sometimes misunderstood neighbors.
July 23 – Jennie Giles and David Weintraub will present, “Come Hell or High Water – Remembering the 1916 Flood” at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m.
August 30 – naturalist, Tim Lee will present “Bioluminescence: From Fireflies to Fungi” at the Landrum Library at 6:30 p.m.
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)