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Continuing Education Programs

Natural History with Rudy Mancke at Lynch Woods Park

Course Description

Lynch’s Woods Park is a well-kept secret tucked behind a strip of businesses off Hwy 76 on the south side of the charming city of Newberry. Created by the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, the park protects 276 acres of woodlands full of old-growth hardwoods and the rambling Rock Branch Creek and tributaries.

A three-mile section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail also runs through the Piedmont park and connects to six miles of equestrian paths.

This is not just any nature walk!  Spend a Friday morning exploring some of South Carolina's greatest natural treasures with renowned naturalist Rudy Mancke.  Meet us at the park and enjoy an exciting and captivating lecture. 

Important Information

  • The program will be hosted by Rudy Mancke and escorted by USC staff. We will meet you at the park on Friday.  Directions will be emailed to you approximately one week before the course. 
  • Each session is limited to 40 participants. 
  • We will run these programs in all types of weather and will not postpone or cancel a program unless extreme conditions warrant.   
  • Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions.
  • Guests should be prepared with sunscreen, bottled water, bug spray, good walking shoes, and snacks to ensure a comfortable day. 

Course Fee - $49


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Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Natural History with Rudy Mancke - Lynch's Woods Newberry County Park
10/25/2019 – 10/25/2019

1 Sessions

Registration Closed

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM$49.00


Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.

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