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).
In South Carolina, there are plenty of opportunities to go outside and make memories that will last a lifetime. Those opportunities include hunting, fishing, boating and even bird watching to just name a few.
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.
Until Julia read these articles in SouthCarolinaWild.org, her only frame of reference for fishing was going out on her grandfather’s boat to fish off the coast. Through this summary, she spotlights stories on recreational fishing, a fisheries biologist, and how a college student bass fishing angler turned pro.