Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This holiday season, give your favorite student(s) an extra special lunch to help spread Christmas cheer! These creative recipes incorporate many fruits and vegetables that make for a perfect healthy lunch. Which Christmas themed lunch would you try to make?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Arbor Day Celebrations

Arbor Day Celebration and Family Fun Event

When: December 8, 2012
Where: Haribson State Forest Education Center
5600 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 
How Much: FREE! Including Lunch!

On-Going Happenings

Plant a tree- Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a longleaf seedling in the State Forest. Plant it well and you should be able to come check on your growing tree for years to come!

Project Learning Tree Fun Hike- Enjoy hiking the 0.7 mile Learning Trail, and be sure to stop at the interactive learning stations set up along it's length. There is a station for every age, and on many tree related topics. 


10:30 Carolina Wildlife Care- Come meet Luna the barred owl and other animals as you learn about forests as habitats and wildlife rehabilitation. Meet at the Fire Tower Shelter. 

12:00 Fire in the Forest- Did you know we have 3,000 wildfires in SC every year? Learn how the SC Forestry Commission protects forests and property from these fires. See fire fighting equipment in action, and learn how they fight fire with fire. Meet at the Fire Tower Shelter. 

1:30 Mountain Biking Workshop- One benefit of forests is great recreation. Sharpen your trail biking skills at this workshop lead by the Friends of Harbison State Forest. Young and old, bring your bike and helmet. Meta at the Gazebo. 

Arbor Day at the Carolina Children's Garden
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Celebrate Arbor Day in the Carolina Children's Garden at the Clemson Sandhill REC (900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC). Ceremonial tree planting at 11:30 am and free seedlings to the first 100 children. For more information about the Carolina Children's Garden, visit www.carolinachildrensgarden.org.