When you hear the word lab in reference to college, what comes to mind? Gloves, aprons, eye wash stations, that safety test you take before you can participate in lab? For most colleges that’s what a typical lab looks like, but not at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC).
Biking. Hiking. Fishing. Camping. That’s what Tucker’s childhood consisted of, and it changed his life. He encourages educators to include natural resources education during school to help students become more involved in conservation efforts.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Forestry and Wildlife Program is the only accredited associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina. As part of the course, professor Jim Westerhold incorporates hands-on land management training and discusses public relations in the forestry/wildlife arena.
Recent U of SC graduate Julia Moye works daily with the SCDNR media outreach team to keep us updated on the latest natural resources news. In this SCWILD “look back,” Moye takes a moment to reflect on a few of her favorite South Carolina Wild stories and explains why they caught her attention.