Training Events

These events are hosted by the Coastal Training Program (CTP). Click the appropriate “Register” button below to register for an upcoming program. To register by email or phone, or for event questions, contact the CTP Coordinator.


Water Quality Communication




Tuesday February 7, 2017




Do you interact with the public and visitors to Myrtle Beach? Do you get questions about water quality that you can’t answer?  This workshop can help you understand what our local water quality issues are, how our water is tested, and where that information and results can be found.  You will also have the chance to ask questions of a group of local water quality experts on what is being done locally to protect water quality and public health, and how to share that information. 


Speakers will be from SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Water, Coastal Carolina University, Horry county Stormwater, and the University of South Carolina



Intended Audience

Staff and representatives from businesses that interact and communicate with the public, especially with visitors to the myrtle beach area. 



Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Board Room

1200 N Oak St.

Myrtle Beach, SC




More Info




Registration required, spaces are limited


Southeast Coastal Community Learning Webinar Series


This series is hosted by The Nature Conservancy through support by a grant from NOAA.



Tuesday Jan 17, 2017

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday Feb 14, 2017





Webinar 1: Visualizing and Identifying Risk and Links with Comprehensive Planning

January 17, 2017 (2:00 – 3:30 PM)

  • Visualize vulnerability to flooding (sea level rise, storm surge, riverine)
  • Provide and discuss examples on how resources can be used to engage stakeholders
  • Understand how existing data can be viewed in concert with flooding information
  • Introduce a coastal resilience community work plan template


Webinar 2: Opportunities to Address Flood Risk Using Natural Infrastructure

January 31, 2017 (2:00 – 3:30 PM)

  • Increase understanding of the term ‘green infrastructure’
  • Introduce resources and tools that can be used to map current and future coastal habitat
  • Share examples from communities that have incorporated habitat data and green infrastructure concepts into coastal decision-making activities (ex: restoration planning).
  • Re-visit coastal resilience community work plan template


Webinar 3: Identifying and Prioritizing Nature Based Solutions for Community Resilience

February 14, 2017 (2:00 – 3:30 PM)

  • Hear directly from communities that have built and used online tools to help meet local priorities, including ecosystem service valuation, community rating systems, and living shoreline potential
  • Discuss key issues facing southeast communities with resource and tool experts to identify relationships with existing resources and potential for new applications
  • Prepare for the in-person workshop and learning exchange
  • Check on progress of coastal resilience community work plan template


Intended Audience

Anyone engaged in community resilience, planning, conservation, hazard mitigation, emergency management from the public or private sectors.



Save the Date





Save The Date: Waccamaw Conference 2017


This event is co-hosted the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, North Inlet - Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium, and Horry County Museum



Saturday February 11, 2017




The goal of this event is to celebrate the importance of our natural resources and efforts to protect them. This year’s theme is “Innovation on the Waccamaw: Past, Present and Future” celebrating advances in science, technology, and the arts and their connections to our local water systems throughout history. The conference will feature presentations, demonstrations and a student poster session


Intended Audience

All community members and concerned citizens; students and families are welcome.



Horry County Museum

805 Main Street

Conway, SC



Save the Date

More Info

Coming soon



Wilderness First Aid


March 14-15, 2017

8:00am - 5:00pm



Wilderness First Aid is a two-day (16 hour) introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures.

The course is taught by professional instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates with significant patient care and backcountry experience. This course offers relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.


Intended Audience

Trip and tour group leaders for eco-tour or outdoor excursions. Field studies trip an course leaders. Seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. Individuals
traveling outdoors alone, with family, and/or



Kimbel Lodge

Hobcaw Barony

Georgetown, SC




Covers: Materials and Supplies- First aid guidebooks, Certification
for 3 years, including CPR and AED, Lunches are provided both days.


Registration deadline Feb 15.

Feb 15 – March 1 add $25 late registration fee.


Refund Policy: full refund less any materials shipping until Feb 15, After Feb 15: 50% refund, no refunds for no shows.





About the instructors



Registration required, spaces are limited


Payment information

After clicking and completeing the online registration, you will be contacted and confirmed by email. Payment is accepted by check. Payable to University of South Carolina, send payments to:

North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR

P.O. Box 1630

Georgetown, SC 29442

Attn: Michelle LaRocco



Overnight accomodations are available in the Kimbel Cottages or Dormitories. Shared accomodations in the dormitories with full kitchen, bathroom, and living area for $17 per night (16 people per builing max). Cottages for up to 7 people with kitchen, bathroom, and living area are available for $20 per night or $90 to reserve the entire cottage. For more information about lodging please contact Michelle LaRocco 843-904-9034


Future Coastal Training Program Events

Coastal Floodplain Basics

Reducing Non-Point Source Pollution Through Redevelopment


Webinars are a great way to stay informed about the latest in scientific research and innovative development and planning practices that are relevant to coastal decision-making. Check out these websites for available programs.

NOAA Coastal Services Center, Digital Coastal Webinar Series

NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center, OneNOAA Science Seminars

Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR), 2011 Webinar Series

EBM Tools Network, Demonstration Webinars

US Fish and Wildlife, Climate Change Structured Decision Making Webinar

US Fish and Wildlife, Safegaurding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series


Other Events of Interest

These events are hosted by outside groups, not by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program. Please refer to their websites or flyers for contact and registration information.

Clemson Extension Service Master Pond Manger Course
Clemson Extension will be hosting the Master Pond Manager course program in the Waccamaw region starting September 16th. This is a online and field based course designed to provide pond management strategies to stormwater and recreational pond owners and managers.


Search for Additional Events at:

South Carolina Coastal Information Network

ACE Basin Coastal Training Program


NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System University of South Carolina Baruch Institute-USC Belle W. Baruch Foundation