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2021 SCNBTA Webinar Series

Upcoming Virtual Events
Mark your calendars and join us for this series of educational webinars hosted by the South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. Hope you will be able to join us!
SCNBTA Spring Webinar – May 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM
The South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association (SCNBTA) is pleased to offer this webinar in which participants will learn about a nature-based tourism initiative in Great Falls, SC, helpful social media tips and tools, and the natural historic relevance behind the SC State Bird symbol designation.

The program includes presentations from three panelists: Glinda Price Coleman, executive director for Great Falls Home Town Association; Jordan Cutler Smith, SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism marketing coordinator; and Kristina Wheeler, Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission natural history interpretation specialist.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required for all attendees. For questions please contact April Turner or Kristina Wheeler.

 

Presentation and Panelist Details

Planned Nature-Based Recreation Development in Great Falls
Recreation amenities through the Catawba-Wateree Hydro Re-licensing has spurred the nature-based tourism initiative and in the next few years, Great Falls will see whitewater areas, regional trails, and a state park. There will also be canoe/kayak access to reservoirs and additional fishing areas. Glinda will give an overview of what is planned, an update on what has been accomplished thus far, as well as what is on the horizon in the coming years.

Glinda Price Coleman has been the executive director of the Great Falls Home Town Association for 19 years. This economic and community development non-profit has a focus of revitalizing Great Falls, SC, through a program centered on nature-based tourism. Throughout her professional career, Coleman has been a reporter and editor for a community newspaper and was also the director of another non-profit focused on community development.

Showcasing SouthCarolina’s Nature Adventures Through Video
Engaging videos are a great way to share what your destination has to offer with visitors. Learn some helpful tips and tools to help you create quality and engaging content for your social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and yes – even TikTok!

Jordan Cutler-Smith is the marketing coordinator for South Carolina State Parks. As a member of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism team, she helps attract visitors to Come Out & Play in any of the state’s 47 parks. She currently manages the state park’s Instagram and TikTok accounts and enjoys sharing all the joy that being in the outdoors brings.

Savoring South Carolina’s State Symbols
South Carolina has many state symbols with natural historical relevance. Most have only recently been designated state symbols, although the state seal was first uses in 1777. The 1900s saw the introduction of many new state symbols such as the South Carolina state tree in 1939, the state animal in 1972, and the state fruit in 1984. Kristina Wheeler will kick off this state symbol series with highlights on the official state bird.

Kristina Wheeler holds the role of Natural History Interpretation Specialist for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. She has been working professionally as a naturalist along the eastern seaboard for almost twenty years, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina down to Belize, Central America. Kristina is an American Canoe Association Level II Coastal Kayak Instructor, Charleston Master Naturalist, and Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association of Interpretation. In her spare time, Kristina thrives off of traveling to new plances to go camping, mountain biking, hiking and/or paddling.

Questions
Please contact by email or phone: April Turner at (843) 991-3192 or  Kristina Wheeler at (843) 762-8050.