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February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Doug Lockard, Upstate Media Outreach

Where:  Zoom virtual meeting invite


On a rainy day in February during the Covid pandemic, I took the opportunity to revisit The Journal of the South Carolina Native Plant Society archives which are posted on the SCNPS website.  It proved to be both entertaining and informative, providing insight into the Society’s history and on useful topics still relevant today. 

I took the opportunity to create a Bibliography for future reference as I plan to break-out a few of these timeless articles for re-publication. I want to invite several of the original authors to update their articles,  a decade or more later, with current observations.  

This exercise inspired me to reach out to our community to encourage your contribution.  Our audience is looking to us to present informative and interesting content on the preservation and conservation of our South Carolina ecosystems.  We love a good story, be it scientific studies by grad students, citizen science projects, anecdotal wisdom on our plants & plant communities, or just the joy of growing them in our own yards.  In addition, we’re looking for speakers for our monthly meetings.

On that note, the Upstate Media Outreach Program would like to invite you all to participate in our first Writers Workshop. It will be a virtual ‘round-table’ discussion about a wide array of topics du jour. We would then encourage participants to choose a topic for publication or presentation at one of our meetings. We plan to discuss how to write for our media platforms and our editorial process.  Scientists, educators, students, and naturalists are welcome, but we encourage anyone with a passion for knowledge and a desire to share knowledge and experiences with their community to participate.  Join the ‘Native Think Tank’ and be inspired!



February 24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87353244224?pwd=bjRWKzh4WHRpdDFWcTJ0eVlmcjdjUT09


Virtual Meeting


Doug Lockard