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Meet The Naturalists: The Final Chapter

The end of our Naturalists introductions…..

My name is Shannon Lusk and I grew up in a small town in the northwest corner of Connecticut. I came to South Carolina to study at the College of Charleston, earning my Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. I love SCUBA […]

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Meet The Naturalists: Chapter Three

I am continuing our Naturalists introductions…..

My name is Heather Mack. I’m from Swansea, South Carolina. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Charleston Southern University. I am excited to be a part of the Barrier Island program because I am ready to put my biology knowledge to good use and […]

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Meet The Naturalists: Chapter Two

I am continuing our Naturalists introductions…..

Hello! My name is Sam Robertson and I grew up in Abbeville, South Carolina, a small town in the upstate. I received my bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in visual arts. I am really looking forward to working at Barrier Island for the sake of being able […]

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Meet The Naturalists: Chapter One

Every year at Barrier Island we are fortunate to have receive a great group of people to work here as naturalists. This next series of blog posts will focus on introducing all of you to our wonderful group of naturalists. In this series of blog posts we will provide a brief biography of our […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Meet The Naturalists: Chapter One

A New Season At Barrier Island

The great philosopher Plato once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” August started our 37th year of the Barrier Island Environmental Education Program at Saint Christopher. We are extremely excited for the opportunity that we have been blessed with. We have an excellent group of naturalists this year that […]

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2016-2017 Naturalist Yearbook

Hello Friends!

As the year winds down here at Barrier Island, we wanted to take some time to look back and reflect on what it has meant to live and breathe the life of a naturalist. From move-in day, to nights spent playing board games in the living room, to afternoons in the sun, there […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on 2016-2017 Naturalist Yearbook

Stump the Naturalist

Hello Friends!

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Barrier Island Naturalist blog! As many of you may have experienced while visiting us, there are always new things to learn about nature and our earthly environment. Even as naturalists (or especially as naturalists), there are plenty of new questions that we don’t know the […]

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Naturalists of Barrier Island: 2016-2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the BI blog. A new year has come and gone, and a new group of environmental educators have transitioned into the crests and troughs of island life. My name is Katie Savannah, and I will be sharing our experiences as naturalists with you this year. Things have been busy as […]

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Naturalists of BI: Our Perspective

We got here, we blinked, and then the year ended. (That’s how it feels, anyway.)

I’ve been working on this video for a while now, and it’s time to unveil it. Here’s the Barrier Island Environmental Education program from our perspective.

We’ve taught and we’ve learned; we’ve been exhausted and we’ve been filled up.

In all and […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Naturalists of BI: Our Perspective

Pets of BI

A fun post today.

One of the stipulations of our Naturalist employee contract forbids pets of furry nature — a perfectly reasonable request, especially considering the fact that we all share a house. Imagine the fur and dander if we all had a cat or dog; imagine how cramped the quarters would be. We already […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Pets of BI