National Great Outdoors Month

National Great Outdoors Month is celebrated in June and serves as a reminder to enjoy and appreciate our state parks and wildlife refuges. This observation, begun in 1998, encourages us to explore our parks and enjoy the beauty that awaits us in our natural world.

National Great Outdoors Month is celebrated in June and serves as a reminder to enjoy and appreciate our state parks and wildlife refuges. This observation, begun in 1998, encourages us to explore our parks and enjoy the beauty that awaits us in our natural world.

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Carrick Creek Overview | RiverVenture
Carrick Creek Overview | RiverVenture

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This mountain stream is nestled in the Blue Ridge Escarpment of South Carolina. Carrick Creek flows within the Saluda watershed, the beginning of a river journey moving water from the mountains to the...
Carrick Creek Glossary - Spanish | RiverVenture
Carrick Creek Glossary - Spanish | RiverVenture

Document

A abrasión: el proceso de raspar o llevar algo lejos abundante: tener grandes cantidades de algo acumulación: el proceso de recoger algo con el tiempo ácido: describe sustancias que reaccionan con...
Carrick Creek Glossary | RiverVenture
Carrick Creek Glossary | RiverVenture

Document

A abrasion: the process of scraping or wearing something away abundant: having large amounts of something accumulation: the process of gathering something over time acidic: describes substances that...
Carrick Creek | RiverVenture
Carrick Creek | RiverVenture

Interactive

This mountain stream is nestled in the Blue Ridge Escarpment of South Carolina. Carrick Creek flows within the Saluda watershed, the beginning of a river journey moving water from the mountains to the...
Condensation and Hydrolysis | RiverVenture
Condensation and Hydrolysis | RiverVenture

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The first reaction shown is a condensation reaction. Two molecules combine with the loss of a water molecule (blue and orange). The second reaction is a hydrolysis reaction. A molecule is cleaved by...
Tides | The Salt Marsh
Tides | The Salt Marsh

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Tides flood into the salt marsh twice a day and bring salty water from the sea. Then twice each day the tide ebbs and leaves the salt marsh high and dry. The tides are at their highest (and lowest)...
Terrapin | The Salt Marsh
Terrapin | The Salt Marsh

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The upper surface of the terrapin's shell, called the carapace, is formed of 13 plates, or scutes. Each scute is roughly circular and grooved with rings. Since one ring is formed each year, the age of...
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh

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The great egret is a large white wading bird. Unlike the snowy egret, the great egret has a yellow bill and black legs and feet. This bird is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. Their long...
Mud Snail | The Salt Marsh
Mud Snail | The Salt Marsh

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The mud snail is black, with a very strong shell, and is about 1/2 inch in length. It is an effective scavenger and hundreds of snails will collect around a dead fish or shrimp bait until they...
Crabbing & Fishing in the Marsh | The Salt Marsh
Crabbing & Fishing in the Marsh | The Salt Marsh

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The salt marsh is home to many animals, including some that people like to eat. Blue crabs are often caught in wire boxes called crab pots. Shrimp grow from tiny larvae to big adults while they live...