Interested in South Carolina’s nature? Check out Digital content that covers our unique ecosystems

SCETV and SC Public Radio Nature Programs

South Carolina has a wide range of unique animals across the state and viewers are going to get an up-close look at them and their impact on the environment. 

What’s Wild 

What’s Wild features a wide range of unique organisms from the upstate to the coast, presenting interesting facts that listeners may not have known previously. Additionally, viewers can also get an up-close look at nature’s unique environment as well as the history of their presence throughout Earth and their importance to South Carolina’s environment. 

The series also takes a dive into how biologists across South Carolina are looking for ways to protect the animals featured on the program, which includes the prevention of deforestation, the elimination of pollution, and the startup of support programs throughout communities to help spread the positive message of saving the animals. 


Some of the most notable creatures featured on What’s Wild include the red-cockaded woodpecker, dolphins, marshland crabs, the Webster’s salamander, and more! 

After watching each episode, viewers can also take trivia quizzes on SCETV’s main website, which test their skill set and knowledge of the animals and the facts about them. 

For anyone interested in South Carolina’s ecosystem and the animals that help support the Palmetto State’s environment, be prepared to be blown away as we take a look at what’s wild about the landscape of South Carolina! 

Coastal Kingdom 

Coastal Kingdom is a series that explores the animals that reside in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Hosted by Tony Mills, the program provides Mills’ knowledge of more than three decades of animals and plants, providing the latest information and insight about these creatures. 

Some of the animals that Coastal Kingdom covers include sharks, stingrays, rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and more! 


To watch episodes, viewers will need to become a member of the ETV Endowment. SCETV Passport is a member benefit. Click here to learn more. 

Expeditions with Patrick McMillan 

In Expeditions with Dr. Patrick McMillian, viewers can explore a variety of fun and exciting adventures throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on wildlife and wilderness throughout the United States. 

As an Emmy award-winning host, Dr. McMillian has worked for nearly 20 years as a biologist, studying the natural history of the environment while also performing research on new findings each day. 


Just like with Coastal KingdomSCETV Passport is required to view the information that McMillian presents to his audience. 


Produced from 1978 to 2003, NatureScene was one of South Carolina ETV's most successful series, taking viewers on field trips to explore nature with naturalist Rudy Mancke. Along with Rudy were hosts Beryl Dakers and Jim Welch, and Director of Photography Allen Sharpe. Airing for 32 consecutive years, NatureScene covers a wide range of national monuments, national parks and natural areas throughout the United States, providing viewers an opportunity to explore the animals and plants residing in each area.

The series also provides tips on plants for campers to avoid when visiting the parks. The Digital team will begin adding more NatureScene online starting this summer. 



On South Carolina Public Radio, NatureNotes gives listeners a one-minute audio recording about different creatures important to South Carolina’s ecosystem. 

Naturalist Rudy Mancke relays the complex workings of South Carolina’s ecosystem and his own knowledge of plants and animals. 


For anyone interested in South Carolina’s ecosystem and the animals that help support the Palmetto State’s environment, be prepared to be blown away as we take a look at what’s unique about the landscape of South Carolina!