Friday has finally arrived!. Today was one of our most calm days where we took a couple trips. The start of  our trip, we drove to Beaufort where we stopped at the maritime museum. In the museum there were a lot of different articles and facts about boats from years ago. One of the exhibits [...]

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Leaving the dock early this morning, there was nobody to be seen for miles and miles.  The water was calm appearing like a sheet of glass.  On the way to the Salt Marsh several schools of Thread Fin Shad were found, so we cast a three foot net into the water.  When the casting net [...]

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Turtle…..Where?!

On May 29, 2013 By

While visiting the many ecosystems of the Coastal Carolina core sound beside Harker’s Island, we have encountered many situations. First today we visited a bird sanctioned island full of terns, oyster catchers, pelicans, and egrets. Then we visited the Cape lookout point lighthouse where we saw reptiles like skinks and Black Racers (snakes) that were [...]

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Well first we had breakfast and it was a decidedly quieter even then that of the past morning. The full force of what had occurred the previous day broke the spirit of everyone in our party. Said spirit could only be resurrected with bacon and eggs. To be honest there were some strange condiments floating [...]

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Today, May 18, was the final day at Christmount. We concluded our trip with a final exam testing our knowledge of 25 plant specimens and 25 animal specimens both collected and discussed throughout the week as well as a short answer portion discussing concepts regarding the different environments explored. The weather held out for the [...]

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Saturday, the 18th,  was the last day at Christmount assembly for the Biology trip.  All of the students studied the plants, animals, and other information for the exam last night and this morning.  At around 9 o’clock, we all went to the dining hall to take the big test we studied for!  Plants and animal specimens [...]

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Today, May 17, we started the day with a general overview of everything we have learned on this trip, from plants to animals to key terms used when referring to nature and the mountains. We visited the Western North Carolina Nature center at about 10:00 a.m. where we explored until 11:30 a.m.  The nature center [...]

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At 8:15 this morning our Mountain Exploration group left Christmount for our creek adventure day. Once we reached our destination the elevation was 1520 ft, the temperature was 71 degrees Fahrenheit, and the wind speed was 7 mph going South West. The stream’s water was running extremely fast and therefore it made it harder for us [...]

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On Wednesday, May 14th, the class set out at 9 in the morning to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, north of Asheville, and the Mt. Mitchell state park. We traveled to Craggy Gardens Trail, about a mile and a half of steep hiking and plenty of plant life to see. Because the area was so [...]

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On Tuesday, May 14th, we departed Christmount around 8:30 a.m. and headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We made several stops along the way and one of those stops was the Mt. Pisgah trail which was 1 mile long and at an elevation of 5,000 ft. While hiking this trail we found a variety of [...]

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