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The Best Barbecue in the World: Secrets, Sauces and Smokers

Program Number: 16610RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/9/2014 - 3/14/2014; 10/5/2014 - 10/10/2014; 2/15/2015 - 2/20/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 9/20/2015 - 9/25/2015; 9/27/2015 - 10/2/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Knowles Island, South Carolina
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Food & Wine
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Explore the history and experience mouthwatering recreations of the world’s oldest live-fire cuisine! Delve into the evolution, philosophy and customs of this delicious culinary art form with South Carolina Master BBQ Champion and award-winning Chef, Pit-Master JT Handy. Set out into the antebellum South to discover the secrets to succulent barbecue in South Carolina’s Low Country — a naturally beautiful and culturally rich coastal region that is the undisputed birthplace of southern BBQ. Or leave your passport at home while you take a journey to experience the BBQ offerings of Korea, India and Texas, before returning to South Carolina for the ultimate BBQ adventure: smoking a WHOLE HOG!




Highlights

• Learn the history, methodology and application of traditional BBQ with exposure to numerous proteins and enjoy hands-on experiences as you prepare perfectly paired side dishes for each day’s themed dinners.
• Practice cooking methods for rendering tough cuts of meat into succulent BBQ — from proper fuels, injections and rubs to wood types and the proper application of the low-and-slow methodology.
• Discover how the flavor profiles change with new marinades, injections and dry rubs and transition to hot-and-fast cooking methods.



Activity Particulars

Walking 2-3 blocks; some uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

2-15-2015, 9-27-2015

Journey around the world on a global BBQ adventure to explore Asian, Indian, Texan and South Carolina BBQ flavor profiles. Learn the Korean flair with preparations of chicken, beef and pork; enjoy the aromas of Tandoori chicken and BBQ shrimp curries; tackle shoulder clod, brisket and BBQ jalapenos; and discover what it takes to put on a traditional Carolina Pig Pickn’ by slow-smoking a whole hog.



2-22-2015, 9-20-2015

Focus on the history of Low Country BBQ and the flavor profiles of historically accurate sauces, dry rubs and paired smoking woods. Learn your way around apple wood-smoked chicken, sweet and tangy BBQ spare ribs, pecan-smoked pulled pork shoulders and savory beef brisket. An expert-led field trip reveals how BBQ was prepared on the early plantations of the antebellum South, as well as the newest BBQ gadgets and support materials.



Coordinated by LifeTides Institute.




Knowles Island

The freshwater Broad River flows past stands of live oaks into salty tidal marshes in this region of South Carolina’s Low Country off the southern-most tip of the state. This serene island attracts naturalists, birders and artists with miles of wooded and marshland trails and more than 250 species of birds.



Accommodations
Charming shared cottages on Knowles Island with porch, kitchen.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
JT Handy

As the South Carolina Master Barbecue Champion, Chef J.T. Handy is a purist in the art of true slow smoked southern barbecue. He was named the first Master Barbecue Champion from South Carolina, and his award-winning team has earned the title of Grand Champion at numerous professional events. After more than a decade of honing his skills behind the hard wood pits in the South Carolina Low Country, Chef Handy has turned his talents to teaching his southern art of slow smoked foods.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Palm Key community of cottages
  Palm Key community of cottages 5 nights
 Palm Key community of cottages
Type: Other
  Description: Just 15 minutes from I-95, our Palm Key community nestles on a marsh island near the headwaters of the Broad River. Knowles Island (formerly Deloss) is a Lowcountry masterpiece. At 350 acres, Knowles is the largest island of the area's chain of salt marsh islands, or Keys. Historically part of Roseland Plantation, Knowles Island today is serene and natural: salt breezes waft through Spanish moss hanging from massive live oaks. Today, 750 acres of protected salt marsh flora and aquatic inhabitants surround us. We are, in fact, spoiled: over the course of the year, a visitor might encounter 250 species of birds in the area. Palm Key’s nature trails give visitors the opportunity to encounter all sorts of wildlife in the nearby woods.
  Contact info: 330 Coosaw Way #46
Ridgeland, SC 29936 USA
phone: 843-726-5565
web: jan.schatz@lifetides.org
  Room amenities: Road Scholars share beautifully decorated 2, 3, 4, or 5-bedroom cottages, all with private baths. Linens are provided, but there is no maid or laundry service. Wide porches invite scholars to relax with a book in the swing or chat with others over drinks. Inside, the open floor plans encourage conversation and visiting. Each air-conditioned cottage has a friendly, open living room and full-sized kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee maker (bring your favorite coffee). Cottages have washers and dryers, so Scholars can pack light if they bring laundry soap! Large bedrooms have two comfortable queen-sized beds and private bath with plush towels. (Toiletries are not provided.) If you blow dry your hair, you’ll want to bring a hair dryer. All cottages have ceiling fans, comfortable furniture, local art, and large windows. Palm Key’s cottages have been designed to encourage visitors to look out—to live oaks covered in Spanish moss, to the sun rising over the Broad River marsh, to birds flying over the pond. Note: Most cottages have steps, but if you have special needs, please contact us. Our cottages have no TV’s or telephones to lure you away to the world you left behind. Wireless internet is intermittent. Not all cell phones will have reception throughout Palm Key; Verizon appears to have the fewest dropped calls. Contact LifeTides Institute (843-726-5565 or jjschatz46@gmail.com) if you have special needs.
  Facility amenities: Ours is a casual community focused on the peaceful enjoyment of nature. Arranged around our private paved-and-gravel drive are luxury-home style cottages that offer a great place to relax after a full day of activities. Wide porches invite scholars to unwind with a book in the swing or chat with others over drinks. Inside, the open floor plans encourage conversation and visiting. Delicious meals are served buffet-style in one of the cottages, and special dietary needs are sure to be accommodated. Preference is given to organic and local ingredients. We specialize in lowcountry cooking, serve up lots of vegetables and salads, and try to keep in mind that active scholars have healthy appetites but often have to watch their salt intake and cholesterol. Vegetarians are well taken care of. These accommodations are anything but rustic--scholars come again and again just to stay here and enjoy our food! Note: those who wish to enjoy adult beverages while here may wish to bring those when they come, as Palm Key is a number of miles from shops and stores.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Discounted from regular rate. We would love to have you stay before or after your program to enjoy more of what the Palm Key community and the lowcountry have to offer. We can make suggestions of activities (in fact, we may be able to arrange a special event for a group of interested Scholars), or you may just enjoy resting up. Either way, we'd be glad to assist you and hope you'll consider extending your stay. Contact LifeTides Institute: 843-726-5565 or jjschatz46@gmail.com for dates, pricing, and arrangements.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Discounted from regular rate. We would love to have you stay before or after your program to enjoy more of what the Palm Key community and the lowcountry have to offer. We can make suggestions of activities (in fact, we may be able to arrange a special event for a group of interested Scholars), or you may just enjoy resting up. Either way, we'd be glad to assist you and hope you'll consider extending your stay. Contact LifeTides Institute: 843-726-5565 or jjschatz46@gmail.com for dates, pricing, and arrangements.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in from 4:00pm.. There will be a meet and greet session with a Wine and Cheese reception starting at 5:30pm. Dinner is at 6:00 followed by a brief orientation You will be staying at Palm Key community of cottages that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after morning session. Check out by 11:00 AM. You will be staying at Palm Key community of cottages the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. A 'Hold Harmless' Agreement will be forwarded in the participants' package to protect the resort.
  Parking availability:
Parking is available at no additional charge.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Palm Key community of cottages
  Nearest city or town:  Ridgeland, SC, 29936
  Nearest highway: I-95
  Nearest airport:  Savannah International Airport, Savannah, GA
  From End of Program
  Location: Palm Key community of cottages
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Savannah

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
The TAXI Cab Co.
phone: 843-524-4940
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $75.00. Van accommodates 7 people.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

Call the TAXI company dispatcher a few day prior before arrival with the following information: Airline name, flight #, and arrival time. If you'd like to share a ride, click on the Road Scholar Connection link (on the first page of the Birding,Kayaking or BBQ program, right above the program description) to post a note about sharing rides from the airport.

 

Savannah International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Rental Car Companies
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Varies.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 Minutes 

 

Distance:

 

30 Miles

   

Ground Transportation Information available from the Savannah Airport Website: www.savannahairport.com/quicklinks/ground_transportation/ Both shuttles and rental cars are available by reservation. If you'd like to share a vehicle with another Scholar, click on the Road Scholar Connection link (on the first page of the program, right above the program description) to post a note about sharing a car.

 

Savannah

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Rental Car Companies
phone: See-Com-ment xs
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Prices vary per marketing promotions
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min. 

 

Distance:

 

30 Miles

   

Avis 843-767-7031 1-800-331-1212 Budget 843-767-7051 1-800-527-0700 Dollar 843-767-1130 1-800-800-4000 Enterprise 843-767-1109 1-800-736-8222 Hertz 843-767-4550 1-800-654-3131 National 843-767-3078 1-800-227-7368 Thrifty 843-552-1400 1-800-647-4389

 
Driving Directions
  I-95 From South Carolina I-95, take Exit 28 (Coosawhatchie). Turn East/southeast (towards Hilton Head) on to HWY 462. Go approximately 5 miles; turn left at the billboard that is Navy blue and says Independence Fund at Palm Key. Travel approximately 1.5 miles. Look for the Palm Key sign on a low white fence on the left. Turn left into Palm Key and follow our signs to the check-in. You will be arriving at cottage number 49.
Elevation Note: Located on the Broad River

Equipment Requirements: All necessary equipment supplied. You may bring aprons and recipes to share! You will get your hands dirty!
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome - registration begins at 4 pm at Palm Key Nature Getaway. Meet and greet with a wine and cheese reception followed by dinner at 6pm
(Sunday, March 9)
   
 Arrive To: Sunday is arrival at our beautiful Palm Key community on the Broad River marsh. Check in starting at 4:00 pm 5:30 There will be a meet and greet session with a Wine and Cheese reception
 Dinner: Enjoy a sumptuous Low Country Dinner, served at 6 PM. A brief orientation will follow dinner and you will meet JT, your Master BBQ Chef..
   
Accommodations: Palm Key community of cottages
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Lowcountry BBQ History BBQ Chicken
(Monday, March 10)

Note: Learn the amazing history of lowcountry BBQ.



   
 Breakfast: Start the day out right with our Lowcountry Breakfast - Breakfast begins at 8AM
 Morning: A Master BBQ Chef and certified BBQ Judge will do Classroom study of History and philosophy of Lowcountry BBQ. You will begin to prepare the Chickens for the pit!!
 Lunch: Delicious Buffet Lunch at noon
 Afternoon: Enjoy the expert instruction while slow smoking BBQ Chicken. which includes a really unique preparation method where BBQ chicken is the star!.
 Dinner: Enjoy a leisurely dinner of YOUR BBQ chicken, served buffet style in Smax at 6 PM
 Evening: Join us for a fun filled evening learning about the surrounding waterways by using chart maps with our own famous Jody!!! You will learn some interesting history about our local culture in the process.
   
Accommodations: Palm Key community of cottages
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A morning filled with the history, technique and application of Texas Beef Brisket done Low Country Style!! Later enjoy your "Fall off the Bone Ribs"
(Tuesday, March 11)

Note: Learn the cut of the brisket and prepare this huge chunk of beef for the pit. Later sample mouth watering beef brisket and "burnt ends" before an amazing BBQ Rib Dinner



   
 Breakfast: Start the day out right with our Lowcountry Breakfast. Breakfast begins at 8AM
 Morning: Learn the history, technique, and application of the Texas Beef Brisket done Low Country Style!! Learn the cut and prepare this huge chunk of beef for the pit.
 Lunch: Break for lunch and a bit of free time. Lunch is served buffet style at noon
 Afternoon: Hands on: preparing the ribs for the pit. You will learn about different types of rubs, how they are made and used.
 Dinner: Your great ribs, our acclaimed sides and desserts beginning at 6PM
 Evening: A local sweet grass basket maker will demonstrate the art of basket making. He will also share with you the history behind the art. He will bring an assortment of baskets for you to admire. Very unique in sizes and shapes.
   
Accommodations: Palm Key community of cottages
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sauces/Woods/Fuels/Cookers:" Pulled Pork & BBQ Pit Beans"
(Wednesday, March 12)
   
 Breakfast: Fuel up with a Low Country buffet breakfast beginning at 8AM
 Morning: Sauces and Injections, and sauce tasting!
 Lunch: Yet another mouth watering lunch!
 Afternoon: Hands on getting the butts ready for the smoker for pulled pork for dinner!! Enjoy the afternoon tending the smoker with the Pit Master. Great time for Q&As in a very relaxed environment.
 Dinner: 6PM enjoy your hard work from the day! Pulled Pork and the BBQ Pit Beans, with other yummy sides!
 Evening: Tonight enjoy a very captivating Story teller, Learn about Miss Emma Brown. One you will surely not one to miss. This receives 5 stars every time!!!
   
Accommodations: Palm Key community of cottages
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: BBQ Gadgets and Graduation
(Thursday, March 13)
   
 Breakfast: Our famous Low Country breakfast buffet is served at 8AM
 Morning: 9am. BBQ Gadgets "101". Learn the science of BBQ with the latest BBQ Gadgets. Pit Master Graduation and class photos.
 Lunch: Our usual delicious low country buffett served at noon.
 Afternoon: BBQ Gadgets "101". Learn the science of BBQ with the latest BBQ Gadgets .Free afternoon for sightseeing at nearby Savannah, Hilton Head or Beaufort.
 Dinner: Final but very special Low Country Dinner!!
 Evening: Our final evening with a special Farewell Party! Including a fire pit with singing, smores and sharing interesting stories about your week together! You are welcome to bring any musical talent and or instruments to join in the fun!!
   
Accommodations: Palm Key community of cottages
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap Up/Departure
(Friday, March 14)
   
 Breakfast: The final leisurely low country breakfast, served at 8 AM.
 Morning: Reviews and wrap up, Participants get to tell parting stories and ask final questions. Then, it's packing and preparing to go.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Knowles Island, SC Area attractions
Palm Key is an Island in the LowCountry of South Carolina. They offer extensive walking trails, fresh and salt water fishing, kayaking, birding, and arts workshops. For additional information, visit www.palmkey.com
  Palm Key community of cottages Beaufort, SC
A lovely riverfront city with historic Antebellum homes, a marina, shopping, walking and horse-and-wagon tours, and a lovely park on the Beaufort River. For additional information, visit www.beaufortsc.org/
  Bluffton, SC
A small town with numerous art galleries, thrift stores, cafes (including a local favorite, the Squat and Gobble), and a lovely church on the bluff. On the way to Hilton Head Island. For additional information, visit www.bluffton.com/bluffton/bluffton.aspx
  Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Island is known for its golf courses, outlet malls, and attraction to tourists. Locals enjoy Signe's Bakery and numerous thrift stores chock-full of bargains. For additional information, visit www.hiltonheadisland.org/
  Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island, one of South Carolina's most visited state parks, is a lovely place to spend some time walking on the beaches or cycling along the paved paths around the island. Many photographic opportunities. Check out the lighthouse, constantly in danger from erosion, erosion which is all-too-visible on the beaches, where the stark remains of fallen trees remind us of the ocean's power. For additional information, visit www.huntingisland.com/
  Penn Center
The Penn Center, on St. Helena Island, was one of the first schools for freed slaves after the Civil War. Today it stands to "promote and preserve the history and the culture of the Sea Islands" and is an important center for African American cultural and historic preservation. For additional information, visit www.penncenter.com/
  Savannah River Wildlife Refuge
The Refuge consists of "29,000 acres of freshwater marshes, tidal rivers and creeks and bottomland hardwoods" just ripe for exploration. On the Atlantic Flyway, the Refuge offers many opportunities to birders and animal-watchers to observe Its rich wildlife population. For additional information, visit www.fws.gov/savannah/
  Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia, just an hour away, is an important coastal city full of history and culture. (It's also the home of the bench Forrest Gump sat on.) Take a free ferry across the river; explore the shops and riverfront; take a carriage ride; relax in one of the many fine restaurants. For additional information, visit savannahvisit.com/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


"The Swamp Fox"


Author: Amy Crawford


Description: Here's the link to this article about one of the most famous Revolutionary War heroes in SC, and one for whom counties and cities are named. Francis Marion used his knowledge of the swamps and woods of SC and his attention to details to outwit British troops and earn his nickname. A poor speller, he was nonetheless a great report-writer. www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/biography/fox.html



A Coast for All Seasons: A Naturalist's Guide to the Coast of South Carolina


Author: Miles O. Hayes, Jacqueline Michel and Joseph M. Holmes


Description: From Book Description: "Explore the marvels of the South Carolina coast through the eyes of two gifted coastal geologists. Miles O. Hayes and Jacqueline Michel take their exceptional understanding of the Carolina coast with its barrier islands, estuaries and bays, and, offer rare insights into this beautiful, and, sometimes, treacherous world. Illustrations, photographs and satellite imagery enhance a narrative that presents hard science and makes it accessible and very human. This is a book that investigates the changing face of the coastline through erosion, hurricanes and climate change. This is a book that matters."



Confederates in the Attic


Author: Tony Horwitz


Description: April Childress says this is one of the funniest, most poignant, appalling, and clear pictures of the modern South's relationship to the Civil War she's ever seen. She says Horwitz (not a Southerner) is a great writer, no matter his topic, and here he jumps into his topic with both muddied feet. From the Book Description: When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war sparked by the killing of a white man who brandishes a rebel flag; at Andersonville, he finds that the prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and in the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.' Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.



Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest


Author: Lawrence S. Earley


Description: Our Naturalist Bill Hamel says this is the “best all around for naturalists and history lovers.” Longleaf pine forests are a special ecosystem and home to the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. From Book Description: "Covering 92 million acres from Virginia to Texas, the longleaf pine ecosystem was, in its prime, one of the most extensive and biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. Today these magnificent forests have declined to a fraction of their original extent, threatening such species as the gopher tortoise, the red-cockaded woodpecker, and the Venus fly-trap. Conservationists have proclaimed longleaf restoration a major goal, but has it come too late? In Looking for Longleaf, Lawrence S. Earley explores the history of these forests and the astonishing biodiversity of the longleaf ecosystem, drawing on extensive research and telling the story through first-person travel accounts and interviews with foresters, ecologists, biologists, botanists, and landowners. For centuries, these vast grass-covered forests provided pasture for large cattle herds, in addition to serving as the world's greatest source of naval stores. They sustained the exploitative turpentine and lumber industries until nearly all of the virgin longleaf had vanished. Looking for Longleaf demonstrates how, in the twentieth century, forest managers and ecologists struggled to understand the special demands of longleaf and to halt its overall decline. The compelling story Earley tells here offers hope that with continued human commitment, the longleaf pine might not just survive, but once again thrive."



Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast: Common Birds, Crabs, Shells, Fish, and other Entities of the Coastal Environment (2nd edition)


Author: Peter Meyer


Description: Copied from Book Description: "Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast, second edition, is a completely updated, revised, and expanded version of the book originally published in 1991. It is a practical, entertaining, reader-friendly guide to the common animals, plants, and environment of the Carolina coast. Fully illustrated, with over 150 color photographs to aid with identification of over 120 subjects, plus additional drawings with in-depth information on each subject. Scientifically accurate, yet written in language the lay public can understand. It is a perfect resource for coastal residents and visitors along the North Carolina/South Carolina, and even the Georgia coast. A beachcomber's handbook; valuable to any seaside explorer."



The Prince of Tides


Author: Pat Conroy


Description: Pat Conroy's novel captures the beauty of the lowcountry as it moves from present to past and back again. Made into a movie by the same title starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. Narrated by Tom Wingo, the novel explores the relationships between members of a dysfunctional family as it moves between the lowcountry to Manhattan. Shrimping, good description of salt marshes.



The Spirit of Sweetgrass


Author: Nicole Seitz


Description: Seitz's main character is Essie Mae Laveau Jenkins, a Gullah sweetgrass basketmaker who weaves her magic on the roadside near Mt. Pleasant. With her special love baskets, she works to brings people together. Conflict ensues when her daughter wants her to go to a rest home, and the florist she's been trying to fix up turns out to be gay. Sweetgrass making, roadside basket sellers in the Charleston area, mystery, comedy, family relationships, friends.



The Water is Wide


Author: Pat Conroy


Description: Pat Conroy's memoir about teaching on Daufuskee Island in a one-room schoolhouse. The book was made into the movie Conrack, starring Jon Voight. Sense of place and people. Product Description from publisher: The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence--unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher. Here is PAT CONROY'S extraordinary drama based on his own experience: the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.



Tideland Treasure


Author: Todd Balantine


Description: Our naturalist Bill Hamel says this is "a bible around here." Hand-drawn illustrations enhance the explanations. Each page was once an article in the local paper. Written for regular folks, there's information to satisfy trained naturalists.





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