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October Upstate Monthly Meeting: Lichen Wonders with Tricia Kyzer

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Explore the captivating world of lichens with Tricia Kyzer as she exposes the secrets of these remarkable organisms and their essential contributions to our natural world. She will take you on a journey to discover the intricate beauty of lichens, their ability to survive extreme environments, why community is essential for lichen survival and the role lichens play as ecosystem architects. Program Warning: Lichen programs such as these have been known to cause an unstoppable desire to examine every lichen in the path. Prolonged inspections of lichens may cause squint lines and an unquenchable sense of wonder.


Tricia Kyzer

Tricia Kyzer is a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator. She has a BA in Elementary Education from North Greenville University and holds a Statewide Master Naturalist Certification as well as a Palmetto Environmental Educator Certification. For the past 20 years, Tricia has worked with people of all ages leading them into making their own connections to our wild places, from wilderness therapy to curriculum development for nature-based organizations. She works part-time with the SC Aquarium as an Educational Leadership Partner and with Jocassee Lake Tours as a naturalist guide and educator. She spends her school year as a 4th/5th grade teacher at Wild Oak Independent School, a nature-centered school in Hendersonville, NC. She appreciates the never-ending wonder of the natural world and enjoys spending time outdoors being curious and making new discoveries. One of her bucket list life goals is to have the opportunity to name a lichen in the Jocassee Gorges.

This event will take place at the Landrum Depot, 211 North Trade Street, Landrum, SC, and will also be available via Zoom. Doors will open at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7PM. CLICK HERE to add it to your calendar.