National Estuarine Research Reserve

ACE Basin NERR - Stewardship

Upcoming Events: (for more information check ACE NERR Calendar)

View the Spring 2015 Coastal Exploration Series calendar (PDF) - Registration will open 30 days prior to each event. Place your name on the list by clicking on the registration link beside your desired event below. This does not guarantee your registration! Due to the nature of our offerings, spaces are limited and we are continually striving to maintain a fair system that also encourages first time participants. You will be notified at least one week in advance of the event of your registration status. We appreciate your interest and will continue to offer free, interactive events as often as possible. Please contact Lauton Sutley with any questions regarding the Coastal Exploration Series.

  • Birding at Bear Island – Feb 17th – Register
  • Yawkey WMA – Feb 23rd – Register
  • Birding at Bear Island – Mar 3rd – Register
  • Dennis Wildlife center and Fish Hatchery – Apr 7th – Register
  • Reptiles and Rattlesnakes – April 24th – Register
  • Spring Shorebirds – May 8th – Register
  • Night Sounds – May 11th – Register
  • Horseshoe Crab Tagging – May 4th – Register

The Coastal Exploration Series (CES) largely highlights managed properties, projects, and expertise of the Reserve staff and that of the SCDNR. In that effort CES events are often held outdoors and activities and conditions could include, but are not limited to, extreme heat or cold, exposure to insects, walking or standing for long periods of time on unstable surfaces, climbing onto or out of boats, docks, and trailers, etc.

Please contact Lauton Sutley by phone at 843-953-9354 or by email at prior to registration if you have a disability that you feel might prevent your participation in an event.

Some Past Events:

  • Birding in Bear Island
  • Introduction to Wildlife Photography in the ACE Basin
  • Impoundment and Waterfowl Management on Nemours Plantation
  • Historic Rice Cultivation and Gullah/Geechee Heritage of Lowcountry South Carolina
  • Winter Shorebird Identification
  • Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary: A Resting and Nesting Place for Seabirds and Shorebirds
  • Natural History of Horseshoe CrabsCoastal Exploration Series attendees comb beach for shells during sunset
  • Oyster Reef Construction in Edisto
  • Birding in the Beidler
  • Wetland Night Sounds
  • Discovering Hammock Islands
  • Wildflower Walk
  • Reptiles of the Lowcountry
  • SCORE Oyster Reef Restoration Project
  • Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Native Planting - view presentation here
  • ACE History Series (Phosphate Mining, Coastal Native Americans)
  • Impacts of Development of Estuarine Ecosystems
  • Diamond back terrapins
  • Life History of Red Drum
  • Marine Mammals of the ACE Basin and the Southeast US, Marine Mammal Rescue
  • Salt Marsh Die-off
  • Sea Turtles of the ACE Basin and the Southeast US
  • Wildlife of the ACE Basin and Human Interactions
  • Volunteer Development
  • Barrier Island Beachcombing woman taking picture of turtle at SC Aquarium
  • Birding in the Headwaters of the ACE Basin
  • South Carolina Striped Bass
  • Animals of the Estuary
  • Coastal Butterflies and Tagging
  • In-Water Turtle Tagging Project Lecture
  • Nemours Plantation in the ACE Basin
  • Wetlands and Night Sounds of Donnelly Wildlife Management Area
  • Traditions of the South: Canning in the Lowcountry
  • Rice Cultivation and Gullah Heritage of the Lowcountry
  • Birding at Santee Coastal Reserve
  • Exploring Lewis Ocean Bay

The ACE Basin NERR is always looking for new ideas. Please contact Al Segars at 843-252-4244 or Lauton Sutley at 843-953-9354 with ideas.


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