Science, Math, Nature, and The Environment

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  • Basic Algebra for Seniors


    Understanding elementary algebra is essential for almost all other mathematical disciplines. This course will focus on classical topics: properties of real numbers, linear equations and graphs, simultaneous sets of equations, quadratic equations and exponents. Side trips of interest to the class will be encouraged. Only fundamental arithmetic will be needed as a pre-requisite.

  • Birds of Prey


    Join Stephen on Zoom to learn about the behind the scenes story of Birds of Prey and then sign up for the excursion we have planned later in the semester to visit the center.

  • Fascinating Undersea Adventures with Scuba Couple


    Will and Jennifer have been diving for 18 years and both hold divemaster certifications. They enjoy diving in different environments from saltwater diving reefs in the Caribbean, to frigid freshwater lakes, to black water diving in the Waccamaw River, deep cavern diving in freshwater springs, and shipwreck diving off the coast. They have always been a bit competitive and try to make each other more proficient divers. Join this class to find out more about their adventures and to enjoy some glimpses under the sea.

  • Flora & Fauna of the Carolina Bays


    Did you know that the Carolina Bays in Horry County are the only place in South Carolina you can find Venus Fly Traps growing wild? Carolina Bays are elliptical depressions housing temporary wetlands surrounded by sandy rims. The origin of these dense and marshy depressions have been debated since being brought into the scientific spotlight thanks to aerial photography of the Myrtle Beach area in the 1930s. What isn’t up for debate is the unique and familiar wildlife that call the Carolina Bays home, including multiple species of carnivorous plants.

  • Lawns & Gardens in Coastal South Carolina


    Brad, Urban Horticulture Agent with Clemson, will give us tips on planting and maintaining our lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.