There are many different species of turtles, from the small box turtle to the larger-size softshell turtle. The unique diamondback terrapin prefers brackish water, and it is also a “high priority” species in South Carolina and nearby states.
SCDNR intern Sarah Armstrong shares how her interest in fisheries genetic research led to a summer job at the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Mountain Rest, where she helped raise thousands of brown, brook and rainbow trout on a day-to-day basis.
South Carolina Envirothon State Champions – Spartanburg High School A Team – virtually participated in the international National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon Competition during the last week of July 2021. They won 3rd place out of 41 competing teams from United States, Canada and China!
During the summer of 2021, S.C. Department of Natural Resources archaeology interns helped to prepare an exciting exhibit of more than three hundred pottery vessels representing different periods in South Carolina history. The exhibit explores the tradition, function and history of these handmade treasures.
Ceramic artifacts are highly valued by archaeologists because they can tell us a great deal about past peoples. Learn how archaeologists at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources use digital modeling to create a more precise image of the size and shape of pottery vessels used by native Americans thousands of years ago.
On October 18, 2020, Congaree National Park celebrates forty-four years of preserving the treasured old growth bottomland hardwood forest found in central South Carolina. Grace Zhou explains how park staff, through the decades, have maintained the many miles of trails and boardwalks that traverse through the forest.
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the SCDNR archaeology internship program offered Lelia the opportunity to assist the Parker Annex Lab remotely. She was curious how this might go, as she missed working alongside fellow students.