VideoJackson grew up to be a war hero. Visit the Andrew Jackson State Park for more information on his life and accomplishments.
Parks Adventures Minutes
These are excerpts from the series Destination: SC Parks, produced by WNSC-TV in cooperation with the SC Department of Education. The short minute programs are provided for schools to incorporate into their school news programs or use in the study of South Carolina geography and science habitat. Each minute focuses on an aspect of flora or fauna found in South Carolina state parks. (From our Streamline collection)
VideoBald eagles usually mate for life adding to the same nest year after year. Lanceford Canal State Park in South Carolina is one of the places you can see the bald eagle.
VideoThe Blue Ridge Mountain is South Carolina is home of the black bear. Not all black bears are black. They can be a brown or cinnamon color.
VideoThe Blue-Ridge Mountains only take up 2% of South Carolina. The forests here provide an ecosystem for a variety of wild life and vegetation.
VideoThe Catawba River is a great place to canoe or go kayaking because of the rocky shoals in Lanceford Canal State Park. In 1823 the canal was built so larger boat could deliver goods to the coast.
VideoIn the mid 1750's the British had three forts in Cherokee country. You can see a model of Fort Prince George in Keowee-Toxaway Station's natural area in South Carolina.
VideoThe Civilian Conservation Corp, developed in 1933, created the group. It paid young men to work on conservation projects.
VideoCypress Swamp is a home for the bald cypress. It can live for 1000 years but there are very few left over 200 years old.
VideoThe American Frontier was once in South Carolina. Visit Oconee Station State Historic site to see actual buildings used as trading posts.
VideoGovernor Gist's ran the state from his home in Union, SC. It is now part of the Rosehill Plantation State Historic Site.