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Lunch and Learn: Foraging and Movements of Great Blue Herons Below Hydroelectric Below Hydroelectric Dams

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Dr. Todd Scarlett, USC Lancaster Dr. Todd Scarlett, a biology professor from USC Lancaster, has been studying Great Blue Herons on the Catawba River since 2010. Normally a solitary forager, Great Blue Herons feed at unusually high densities below many of the hydroelectric dams in our area. Changes in water depth and speed, due to hydro generation, affect heron foraging miles below the dams as well. Dr. Scarlett will present the results of his research and discuss the implications of this peculiar phenomenon. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

119 South Main St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone:
(803) 313-7172
Email:
usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu

Lancaster County sits within the lands once held by the Catawba Indian Nation, and the current Catawba Reservation is located about 15 miles from the campus of USC Lancaster. With strong geographical and historical ties to the Catawba, USCL has begun to develop curricular and public programs focused on Native American art and culture, with a special emphasis on the Catawba and other Native communities in South Carolina. The Center houses the world’s largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery, five galleries, the only archive in South Carolina devoted in Native American history and culture, an archaeology lab, meeting and classroom spaces, and more.  Launched in 2018, the Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA) is a comprehensive digital archive for tribal histories, photos, correspondence, oral histories, and more (www.nativesouthcarolina.org). Every March, USCL hosts Native American Studies Week with lectures, performances, and arts and crafts sales. The gardens are a site on the summer SC Ag + Art Tour.  Admission is free.