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Leadership SC Class of 2018

Natural Resources, Environment & Energy

October 11 - 13, 2017

The Natural Resources, Environment & Energy Session focuses on our state’s unique geography, energy resources and beautiful landscapes.  This is a session not to miss!  


We start the day at 9:30 am in the Main Board Room of the Charleston Aviation Authority in the Charleston International Airport’s Main Terminal with a welcome from Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston.  Please park in parking garage.

The day continues learning more about the State Ports and economic development in the area. Then we’re off to Boeing for tour of their new facility.  The bus leaves at 1 pm for our tour.

At about 4 pm, everyone drives to Seabrook Island. Please take in all the beautiful vistas of the lowcountry in this 45-minute scenic highway.

PLEASE NOTE:   Go to Bishop Temple Conference Building. You’ll get your room assignments at Temple Conference Room at about 5:30 pm after an introduction to Camp St. Christopher from the Camp Staff.

Dinner will be at 7 pm at the Picnic Pavilion – cooked by the LSC Board of Trustees.

At 8:30 pm we’ll meet for fellowship in Temple Conference Room for some fun team-building.


Starting the day off dressed for the marsh will be easy. Please wear something you can get messy and maybe leave behind.  Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

The day starts with Breakfast at 8 am.  Dr. Marcel Reichert will introduce you to the marshland and fisheries at 8:30 am. Then you’ll divide into groups for the exercise.

After quick showers, you’ll learn more about SC energy landscape and how it fits into the national grid.

Before the day ends you talk more about your class projects, get ideas on how to proceed then set a plan.

At 5:30 pm we drive to Bohicket Marina for a sunset cruise to see dolphins and eagles nests. It’s something you don’t want to miss. Dinner is on your own, there are many restaurants at the marina.


Next, we’ll take a look at how fire helps the Southeastern landscape with Johnny Stowe, a Certified Wildlife Biologist from SC Department of Natural Resources.

We continue our discussion on fauna of our state with Jim Elliott, the founder and executive director of The Center for Birds of Prey, and Avian Conservation Center.

Last we’ll continue the Class Project and discuss next steps and wrap-up the session by lunchtime.  


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