In this episode of NatureScene, Rudy and Jim visit the Savannah River Site, located along the southwestern border of South Carolina. The area is 200,000 acres of protected land.
When one thinks of the Savannah River Site, one usually thinks of pine trees. Longleaf pines, Slash pines, and Loblolly pines dominate the area. Oak trees such as Scrubby Oak and Bluejack oak can be found in the area as well. Poison oak and Spurge nettle can cause problems for anyone who comes into contact with them. Pea flower, a species of lupine, are typical of sandhill type regions.
- 1.2 Utilize the college and career skills of a geographer to apply map skills and draw conclusions about places in South Carolina and South Carolinas place in the surrounding region.
- 3.2 Demonstrate an understanding of Earths physical features and ecosystems that affect human activities.