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CNPA 2011 Photography Weekend

Charleston, South Carolina
April 28 – May 1, 2011

Registration is closed.

Thursday Evening, April 28th
Registration • Dinner • Orientation

Friday & Saturday, April 29-30
Field Trips

Sunday, May 1
Coffee & Contest

Limited To 130 Participants
$80 Registration


Embassy Suites Hotel Airport
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

Hotel Rate $119 Per Night (Includes Breakfast)
Reservations: 843-747-1882 Group Code: CNP

Field Trip Information
Thursday, 04/28/11
09:30 AM-
05:00 PM
Thu01 Beaufort, SC and Hunting Island State Park
Leader: Sandy Dimke
Limit: 24
Group 1 Shrimp boats, driftwood on beach, Hunting Island Lighthouse
Group 2 Olde Sheldon Church, historic Beaufort, Fort Fremont, Chapel of Ease
Groups switch midday

Friday, 04/29/11
06:30 AM-
05:00 PM
Fri01 Kayak Trip All Day - Bull Island
Contact Leader for Kayak Rental Info
Leader: Keith Luckie
Limit: 10
Bring lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, lots of water

07:00 AM-
10:30 AM
Fri02 Kayak Trips Shem Creek out to Crab Bank Bird Sanctuary.
Contact Leader for Kayak Rental Info
Leader: Keith Luckie
Limit: 10

07:00 AM-
04:00 PM
Fri03 Dungannon Heritage Preserve
Leader: Kenny McKeithan
Limit: 12
40 minute drive (18 miles)
50 minute flat walk to rookery
Cypress and Tupelo trees macro Swampscapes Wood stork rookery
Lunch at Harvest Moon Lowcountry Grill

08:00 AM-
11:00 AM
Fri06 Kiawah Island Resort
Leader: TBD
Limit: 10
Cost: 25.00
A naturalist from the Kiawah Nature Center will take you around Kiawah to many areas for bird photography. There are three observation towers and many ponds with birds and gators. This island does not allow any private vehicles to park along the road, so this is a great opportunity for accessibility to special spots. The naturalist will decide the best locations for our visit.

09:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Fri04 Kiawah Island Resort
Leader: TBD
Limit: 10
Cost: 25.00
A naturalist from the Kiawah Nature Center will take you around Kiawah to many areas for bird photography. There are three observation towers and many ponds with birds and gators. This island does not allow any private vehicles to park along the road, so this is a great opportunity for accessibility to special spots. The naturalist will decide the best locations for our visit.

05:00 PM-
08:00 PM
Fri05 Pontoon Boat
Johns Island, SC (about 45 min drive)

Leader: TBD
Limit: 25
Cost: 50.00
This boat ride will feature sunset opportunities but will go out amongst the marshes and you may see a variety of birds and dolphins too.

Saturday, 04/30/11
07:00 AM-
04:00 PM
Sat01 Dungannon Heritage Preserve
Leader: Kenny McKeithan
Limit: 12
40 minute drive (18 miles)
50 minute flat walk to rookery
Cypress and Tupelo trees
Macro, Swampscapes, Wood stork rookery
Lunch at Harvest Moon Lowcountry Grill

08:00 AM-
11:00 AM
Sat06 Kiawah Island Resort
Leader: TBD
Limit: 10
Cost: 25.00
A naturalist from the Kiawah Nature Center will take you around Kiawah to many areas for bird photography. There are three observation towers and many ponds with birds and gators. This island does not allow any private vehicles to park along the road, so this is a great opportunity for accessibility to special spots. The naturalist will decide the best locations for our visit.

09:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Sat02 Kiawah Island Resort
Leader: TBD
Limit: 10
Cost: 25.00
A naturalist from the Kiawah Nature Center will take you around Kiawah to many areas for bird photography. There are three observation towers and many ponds with birds and gators. This island does not allow any private vehicles to park along the road, so this is a great opportunity for accessibility to special spots. The naturalist will decide the best locations for our visit.

09:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Sat03 Pontoon Boat
Johns Island, SC (about 45 min drive)

Leader: TBD
Limit: 30
Cost: 50.00
Take a ride out to Botany Bay boneyard beach, Deveaux Bank for nesting birds, dolphins and even an eagle's nest if they return. Flocks of pelicans and other birds, sand bars and sunken shrimp boats are all possible subjects.

Sunday, 05/01/11
09:00 AM-
Sun01 Birds of Prey Center
Leader: Doug Delong
Limit: 20
Cost: 20.00
Sunday two times

01:00 PM-
Sun02 Birds of Prey Center
Leader: Doug Delong
Limit: 20
Cost: 20.00
Sunday two times

Independent Outings
 
OYO01 Cypress Gardens
Moncks Corner, SC

Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 10.00
Ongoing
Cypress, swamp, flowers, butterfly house

 
OYO02 Magnolia Plantation
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 22.00
Gardens, Ashley River, House tour, peacocks and barnyard

 
OYO03 Audubon Swamp Garden
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 7.00
Boardwalk through swamp, wildflowers, rookery, turtles, alligators, cypress

 
OYO04 Beidler Forest
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 5.00
Boardwalk, birds, turtles, cypress

 
OYO05 Middleton Place
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 25.00
Plantation, formal gardens

 
OYO06 Charlestowne Landing
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: 5.00
Zoo, Gardens, Plantation house

 
OYO07 The Battery and Historic Downtown
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Downtown Charleston full of architecture, flowers, Waterfront Park, cannons, live oaks

 
OYO08 Sunrise
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Folly Beach, Morris Island Lighthouse, Isle of Palms

 
OYO09 Sunset
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Shem's Creek

 
OYO10 Fort Sumter
Leader: ON YOUR OWN
Cost: Adults: $16.00; Seniors: $14.50
Where The American Civil War Began


Disclaimer: All field trips are subject to change depending on weather and other conditions during this event.