Lowcountry Master Naturalist Program
Sponsor: The LowCountry Institute
Location: Okatie, SC
Contact: Kristen Marshall Mattson
The Master Naturalist program is a 12-session course designed to educate people about the environment of the low country, and of South Carolina. You will learn how to "read" the landscape. The training is specifically designed to create a group of people that are well informed about the local environment. The course includes several excursions to locations around the low country as well as sessions which will be held on Spring Island. The fee of $600 for the course covers the cost of several excellent guide books as well as other materials. Classes are from 9-3 on Mondays in the fall and the spring. Upon completion of the course and 30 hours of volunteer service, you will receive the designation as a Master Naturalist. There is also the opportunity upon completion of the program to participate in the LowCountry Master Naturalist Association. The Association provides continuing education opportunities, volunteer projects, and social activities to local Master Naturalists.