Pond Botany

By Sean Flynn

two men by a pondClemson Extension Agent Chase Smoak invites Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina Herbarium to explore and botanize around his family’s pond in Pinewood, SC. To take a closer look at the plant material around the pond, they decide to walk on in!

Botanizing a Seep

By Sean Flynn

Botanizing a SeepClemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and Dr. John Nelson of the University of South Carolina Herbarium take a field trip to Clarendon County near Pinewood, SC as they explore a Seep. This formally wooded area they visit has the constant presence of water and it affects the new plant material growing there. Amanda and Dr. John tour the area and highlight several of the plants they find.

South Carolina ETV to host free "Meet the Helpers" Community Engagement Fair October 26

Meet the HelpersCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) will host a “Meet the Helpers” Community Engagement Fair Saturday, October 26, from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. at the agency’s Telecommunications Center, located at 1041 George Rogers Blvd. in Columbia, S.C. The event is free and open to the public and will feature multiple public safety services and partners. Among those represented will be the S.C. Emergency Management Division, Lexington County Emergency Medical Services, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, S.C. Fire Academy, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Richland County Sheriff’s...

South Carolina ETV, Riley Institute announce expanded partnership

Furman PartnershipCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership that will leverage the resources of both entities to produce in-depth stories on public education, civic leadership and conversations with state, national and global policy leaders. A trip to Finland in 2018 resulted in the type of collaborations viewers can expect to see more of. Led by the Riley Institute, Public Education Partners and Furman’s Department of Education, the trip allowed two dozen South Carolina educators, policymakers, funders and community and...

The Dairy Heifer Project

By Sean Flynn

kids feeding cowsThe Heifer Dairy Project began in 1974 and was designed to provide boys and girls who have non-dairy backgrounds an opportunity to raise a dairy heifer and experience the dairy industry. We follow 4H 12 year old twin girls Madelyn and Logan Bolin of Clover, SC as they first receive their cows at the Clemson Spring Dairy Weekend. Then, we visit them over the summer to see the day to day responsibilities for caring for the cows. Finally, we watch them compete in the SC State Fair Dairy Cow Show and also as they auction off their cows they received the previous year.

The SC State Fair’s Ride Of Your Life Scholarship

By Lynn Cornfoot

students at graduationThe SC State Fair’s Ride Of Your Life Scholarship Program annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state. General Manager of the SC State Fair, Nancy Smith, talks about the program and also two recipients (Riley Nordin and Sierra Small) share their story on how the scholarship impacted their lives.

The SC State Fair: "Meet Me at the Rocket"

By Brandie Perron

Meet Me at the RocketWith the South Carolina State Fair celebrating its 150th anniversary, historian and author, Dr. Rodger Stroup, discusses a few aspects from his new book “Meet Me at the Rocket” including the State Ball, where the moniker “Big Thursday” came from, and how the fair reflects what’s going on in South Carolina.