Upstate Chapter February Speaker

Kay Wade of Jocassee Wild Outdoor Education on “Jocassee Gorges: The Perfect Outdoor Classroom”

You may know it as the home to the elusive Oconee Bell, but according to National Geographic Magazine, the Jocassee Gorges ecoregion is one of “the world’s last great places” (number nine out of 50, in fact — but who’s counting?). But what makes it a mecca for hikers, fishermen, botanists, herpetologists, mycologists, geologists, and loon researchers alike? Beyond the stunning beauty of the mountains and waterfalls, what has made this place a “crucible of life” through times of change? And of utmost importance, who is going to protect this uniquely special land in the future?

Seeking to provide some answers to these questions, Kay Wade of Jocassee Wild Outdoor Education will be joining the Upstate Chapter at its February 21st meeting, presenting a talk entitled “Jocassee Gorges: The Perfect Outdoor Classroom!”

About Jocassee Wild Outdoor Education

Kay Wade

Jocassee Wild Outdoor Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to introducing people – from children to senior citizens – to the many mysteries and wonders of the Jocassee Gorges, bringing participants to a deeper understanding (personal, ecological and social) of the importance of the region’s wild, pristine, spaces, and to what we can all do to help protect it for generations to come. 

Meeting Location

The meeting will be at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, in the Parker Auditorium (between Oconee Hall and Pickens Hall). The presentation will begin at 7pm, but socializing begins at 6:30. The meeting will also be available via Zoom.

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