Environments & Habitats

There are distinct environment and habitats that support different types of plants and animals.
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Conserving the Gopher Tortoise
Conserving the Gopher Tortoise


High school Biology students will understand the ecological importance of turtles and tortoises, focusing on the gopher tortoise as a keystone species in the sandhills ecosystem of South Carolina...

Gopher Tortoise | What's Wild


Getting their name from their burrowing behavior, gopher tortoises play a vital role as a keystone species in the sandhills ecosystem they call home. It’s here that we will see why these creatures...
Swallow-Tailed Kites | Making It Grow


Much of the forested land in the Southeast is privately owned. Today, many landowners harvest their trees sustainably, preserving habitat for animals of all kinds, including the world’s most beautiful...
Daufuskie Island | Carolina Snaps


Daufuskie Island is South Carolina's southernmost inhabited sea island. To this day, much of the island remains undeveloped - maintaining its rich history and natural beauty.
Red Cockaded Woodpecker | What's Wild


In our first episode of What’s Wild, we’re traveling to the Sandhills and checking out the Red Cockaded Woodpecker! Let’s see how this threatened bird species adapts to life in this unique ecosystem...
Swamps | From the Sky


Most swamps in South Carolina are found on the coastal plain, a region covering 20,000 square miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sandhills. A common type of swamp in this area are known as...
Web of Water Learning Activity
Web of Water Learning Activity


The Web of Water documentary is a wonderful companion to the site's content. Edited as a half-hour broadcast program, the video covers Ian's complete adventure from the mountains to the sea, and...