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South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Assocation

Annual Meeting



Register and pay online 
or mail a check
(made payable to SCNBTA) to:
April Turner
c/o SC Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

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Cost: *Early bird registration fee of $65.00. The **regular conference registration fee is $75.00. Additional conference registrants from the same organization are eligible for a reduced rate of $55.00 per registration.

*Early bird registrations due by September 30th 2017

**All registrations due by October 16th 2017


Guided Field Studies  Thursday November 2nd

  • Lynches River Paddle Excursion led by Riverrat's

  • Moore Farms Botanical Gardens Tour
    2-hour guided tour with one of the staff horticulturalists is scheduled from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. 

Enrichment sessions

  • 9:15 a.m.  Pat Mason  Center for Carolina Living – Courting “Turbo Travelers” – How can our members find niche markets that are into NB travel. Who they are and what do they want from us?

  • 10:15 a.m. Greg Yarrow -‘Economic Impact of Nature Based Tourism’– as indicated in research from Clemson for the SCDNR/Forestry Commission Study

  • 11:15 a.m.  Phil Gaines – Valuation of Natural Resources

  • 1:15 p.m.   Jeff Atkins and Ashley Brown - ACA resources applicable for Nature Based Professionals – stewardship projects and PR opportunities

Food:  The Inn will cater our four meals (lunch, dinner on November 2 and breakfast, lunch on November 3)

Lodging : The Inn will include breakfast in the overnight lodging rate of $99/room.

Lodging -  contact the Inn at Crossroads by phone 843-394-2100 and let them know you are part of the SCNBTA group to receive our special rate.