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Upcoming Trainings

Past trainings have included Nature Based Solutions to Coastal Hazards, Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities, Wilderness First Aid, Coastal Wetland Identification, Community Based Social Marketing, Building Risk Communication Skills, ommunicating Climate Change, and Introduction to Social Science Methods.

Charleston Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference

April 28, 2022
8:30am-4:30pm
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406

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The 2022 in-person conference will provide a forum to give the latest information, resources, and tools on stormwater pond management. This conference is intended for stormwater pond owners, HOA representatives, and property management professionals. Conference will include:

  • Presentations and advice from local and regional experts in pond management
  • Vendor showcase to find pond management professionals working in your community
  • Electronic resource package with information and reference materials

Freshwater Wetland Identification Basics: Donnelley WMA

May 17, 2022
9:30am-12:30pm
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
585 Donnelley Drive
Greenpond, SD 29446

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Pre-materials will be sent a week prior to the field session. Please plan to spend about half an hour reviewing them. The field session involves some walking along forest roads and through uneven and possibly muddy areas around wetlands. This training will be held rain or shine; however we have May 26 as a thunderstorm date. Lunch will not be provided, but feel free to bring lunch to enjoy on the property after the training. Spots are limited, so advance registration is required. Please note that this training is not intended to make decisions about specific permitting requirements, or substitute for the skills of a professional wetland delineator.

Freshwater Wetland Identification Basics: Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve

May 25, 2022
9:30am-12:30pm
Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve/Wildlife
Management Area
118 Sawmill Creek Road
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Pre-materials will be sent a week prior to the field session. Please plan to spend about half an hour reviewing them. The field session involves some walking along forest roads and through uneven and possibly muddy areas around wetlands. This training will be held rain or shine; however we have May 26 as a thunderstorm date. Lunch will not be provided. Spots are limited, so advance registration is required. Please note that this training is not intended to make decisions about specific permitting requirements, or substitute for the skills of a professional wetland delineator.

Fostering Behavior Change in Coastal Communities

May 4, 2022
10:00-11:45am

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This 1.75 hour, interactive course introduces participants to an effective approach for coastal management projects to influence the way people interact with their environment. Community-based social marketing uses a five-step approach and a set of tools to elicit behavior change in specific audiences in order to address environmental and social problems.

Questions? Contact: Maeve Snyder (msnyder@baruch.sc.edu) or Abi Locatis Proschaska (prochaskaa@dnr.sc.gov)

Planning Effective Projects for Coastal Communities

July 12-14, 2022

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In this online, interactive workshop, you will learn how to conduct an assessment, use a logic model to plan a new project or reassess a current one, and prepare for a meaningful evaluation. Learn about project planning practices that help you build in accountability and strategic thinking, reveal assumptions, and create a targeted effort with measurable results. The 11 hours duration over the 3 days includes time spent in self-guided learning with your project team, live learning sessions, and project team consultations with a trainer.

Questions? Contact: Abi Prochaska, ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve (ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov) or Maeve Snyder, North-Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (msnyder@baruch.sc.edu)

The ACE Basin Coastal Training Program is an approved provider of continuing education credits by AICP, ASFPM, and SCPEAC.

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact the Coastal Training Program coordinator, Abigail Locatis Prochaska, at ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov.