Virtual Education

Launched 03.17.2020

More to Come Daily!

Backyard Birding With Matthew!

Go backyard birding with our own in-house Senior Conservation Biologist, Matthew Ivey. Click here for the full video.

Walking With Your Dog In Nature With Nick, Colin & Charlie

Learn more about the best ways to handle your furry friend while out at our public nature preserves. Watch the entire video here.

History of the Four-Leaf Clover & Clover Crafts

Lots of history and superstition surrounds the four-leaf clover. As a child, I fondly remember standing in the yard with my Dad searching for four-leaf clovers, he could spot one a mile away. Our new office in downtown Fayetteville, Georgia has a lovely patch filled with clovers!

Your chances of discovering a four-leaf clover are 1:10,000 – which makes you more than lucky when you find one. Since today is Saint Patrick’s Day, we encourage you to go outdoors and join the hunt. Send us a photo of you with a four-leaf clover today and we will send you an SCT Sticker!   Read on for more and crafts!

The Ridge Wildlife Report: March 2020

The Ridge Nature Area is a 308 acre nature preserve owned by the City of Fayetteville and managed by the Southern Conservation Trust. Learn more through the March 2020 Wildlife Report. View full report here.

Environmental Education Blog

“So you just walk around in the woods?” Not exactly!!!
So I get asked often if my job is just walking around in the woods. So what does a Conservation Biologist actually do?As my first blog post, I want to explain a bit about what I do as the Conservation Biologist for the Southern Conservation Trust. When it comes to natural resource protection, we have two different types of fieldwork that are incorporated into conservation easements. These are baseline documentation reports that are documented before an easement is written, and annual monitoring that takes place after an easement closes.  Read more…

A Virtual Tour of Nesmith Preserve

Thanks to Michael Clifton for this beautiful footage and tour of Nesmith Preserve. The preserve is currently open to visitors and can be found by going through the parking lot at Starr’s Mill High School and is on the back side of the parking lot.  To view the full video please click here.

Danger Noodle, Wildlife Ambassador

Danger Noodle is a grey rat snake and is one of the Southern Conservation Trust’s wildlife ambassadors. Click here to read more about him.

Birding By Ear

Birders can spend a lot of time flipping through field guides to identify different species by their pictures, but birds don’t often stand still for 20 minutes while you do so! A fun challenge is to learn to identify species by their songs and calls. This can be really useful when you’re in dense forests or when birds are otherwise hidden from view.

Our Director of Conservation & Stewardship Jesse Woodsmith knows over 60 regional species “by ear” and regularly conducts bird surveys this way! Check out the following tools to work on your backyard bird ID. Impress your friends by pointing out a bird while not even looking in its direction! If you like this topic, we can share more resources and hold bird walks/training in the future.  Read more…

Nature Book Corner: Staff Picks

Here’s a selection of excellent nature focused reads for you and your family!  Find all our selections here.

Bringing Nature Inside

Are you stuck inside with your kids? Struggling to find ways to help them learn concepts they are now being taught online?  Read more now.

Podcast: The Conservation Conversation

Listen to our podcast the Conservation Conversation. New episodes coming soon. Listen here.

Write Your Own Nature Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.  Learn more here.

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