2017 GEA Adventure Club

The GEA Adventure Club is back in action this summer!  We have scheduled a hike at the beautiful and historic Congaree National Park for Saturday, July 22, 2017.  


We will hike the Weston Loop Trail (4.4 Miles).  This trail provides great views of Cedar Creek where otters and wading birds are regularly observed.  
Portions of the trail follow a cypress-tupelo slough (dried up river bed) where many cypress knees can be seen sticking up out of the water.

All who would like to attend, meet at the GEA Conference Center (adjacent to the Mullikin Law Firm) at 1308 Broad Street, Camden at 9:00 am on Saturday July 22.
We will have a quick safety and environmental presesentation and then carpool to Congaree National Park.  A picnic lunch following the hike will be provided.
(Please contact Cam at 425-7771 cam@globalecoadventures.org if you are interested in joining us.)

 

Following The Congaree Hike, we will once again ascend the 5.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River!

 

2016 Global Eco Gala

 

Reserve your spot on line!

https://geagala2016.splashthat.com/

A VERY Special Thankyou to our Sponsors!!

 

 

Special Guest - Jim Fowler!

 

Music Provided by The Finesse Band!

http://www.thefinesseband.com

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors including

Johnny Deal at Bowtie Photography

 

Midlands Gives - TODAY!

Today is the Day!  Click here to DONATE!!

http://midlandsgives.org/npo/global-eco-adventures

Nassau, Bahamas Scuba 2016

Global Eco Adventures in coordiantion with
the SC Bar and the Mullikin Law Firm
is offering seminars during this adventure
for 14 CLE hours (including 1 LEPR hour)

Seminars will focus on Environmental, Energy,
and Climate Change issues around the globe.

 

Email cam@globalecoadventures.org to reserve your slot!

Includes

3 nights accommodations in Nassau, Bahamas
6 Dives, including extensive interactions with sharks
Transportation to and from hotel
Open water dives toward Certification (if needed)
Free Nitrox tanks for all dives if certified
GEA Marine Conservationist Certificate
14 Hours South Carolina Continuing Legal Education Credits (Applied For)

2016 Scheduled Events

February 23 - 28
Nassau Bahamas Scuba Adventure

April 23
"Yakking on the River"
Kayaking Adventure


June 16 - 18
Jocasee Gorge Hiking Adventure (SC)

July 21 - 24
Mt. Adams Hiking Adventure (WA)

August 24 - 28
Prince Williams Sound Kayaking Adventure (AK)

Date TBD
Galapagos Islands Scuba Adventure

"Yakking on the River" 2016

April 23, 2016 - GEA will once again partner with the Kershaw County Recreation Department to sponsor "Yakking on the River" - an educational journey down the Wateree River.

Jocassee Gorges 2016

Mt. Adams 2016

Prince Williams Sound 2016

Galapagos Islands 2016

Wateree Kayaking

On July 18th, 2015, Global Eco Adventures sponsored the Kershaw County Recreation Department's "Yakking on the Wateree River".  

Two Wateree River Kayaking Adventures are already planned for 2016 -  Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, July 9.

(Photos courtesy of Kershaw County Current, Camden SC - Copyright 2015 - Used with permission. All rights reserved.)

 

 

 

GEA Adventure Club

The GEA Adventure Club program encompasses a curriculum for middle school aged adolescents that offers academic and applied knowledge of outdoor activities  and inspires interest in the environment and as a result reshapes the priorities of the target population. Each 6-month program consists of hikes and activities at state and national parks in South Carolina to build awareness of the variety of activities and resources available at no cost for healthy recreation. The program builds confidence, knowledge, and physical strength and stamina each month toward the program goal of hiking to the highest summit on the east coast of the United States, Mt. Mitchell.  

SC Special Forces gets behind the GEA Adventure Club!



https://www.facebook.com/GlobalEcoAdv

 

The Great American Outdoors

The Environmental Training Center is an educational community training forum that educates on protecting and responsibly developing our most valued environment -- America's wilderness.

The Environmental Training Center hosts events that allow the communities to learn about the local ecosystem, natural resources and sustainability practices while being immersed in the environment. These educational forums will focus on environmental training skills, current ecological awareness, and the environmental issues and challenges of the day.


A look back to the great American outdoors...

The birth of modern conservation movement in the United States began in the mid-19th century. As the country was experiencing the industrial revolution, which led to an influx in people developing and moving to cities to engage in the urban life, the sportsman were exploring the rural frontiers and were at the forefront of becoming aware of the profound impacts development was having on the county's wilderness and wildlife.

In the 1870s, hunters and anglers had formed more than 500 local associations and clubs with the goal of sustaining the wildlife. This class of sportsmen had an inherent appreciation for the value and beauty of nature and for the wildlife and it's habitat.

With leaders such as Charles Hallock and George Bird Grinnell, who used their magazine publications as an outlet to advocate for environmental protection legislation and later advocate for the enforcement of such legislation.  President Theodore Roosevelt with the voice and advisement of Grinnell established five national parks, four game refuges, 51 national bird reservations, 150 forests and passed noteworthy conservation legislation.  Roosevelt recognized that there must be a balance between the protection of our natural resources and the utilization of those resources for the benefit of our society.

As our society continues to grow and develop with innovative technologies and discovery of natural resources, these sportsmen's American values must be remembered.

"Book to Action" Program

Global Eco Adventures has partnered with the Kershaw County Library to help promote their "Book to Action" program.  GEA and the Mullikin Law Firm donated space where the community garden, the hands-on portion of the program, has been established.

 

Book to Action Booklet

Review of Fiji Mining Bill - April 4, 2014

In an effort to ensure proposed new mining regulations in the Republic of Fiji offer a prudent, efficient, sustainable relationsip with nature, Tom Mullikin guided over fifty legal experts with backgrounds in environmental law, natural resource management, extractive industries, health and safety issues, land tenure, royalties and indigenous populations to provide a thorough legal analysis of the Republic of Fiji's Mineral (Exploration and Exploitation ) Bill 2006. The UNDP/Fiji voluntarily received the report and the proposed recommendations prepared in part by the  team of experts specifically recruited for the analysis.  

View Final Report here

 

 

Bimini Shark Lab

GEA visited a recent student who was interning with one of the premier shark scientists in the world.  GEA is supportive of like-minded organizations such as the Bimini Shark Lab who's mission is to study and educate in the field of fragile environmental ecosystems.  

Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (BBFSF) Mission
Established & incorporated in 1990 by Dr. Samuel Gruber, today the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (BBFSF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organisation located on the island of South Bimini, Bahamas. The mission of the BBFS Foundation is to advance our knowledge of the biology of marine animals especially the heavily impacted elasmobranch fish fauna (sharks and rays); to educate future scientists at undergraduate and graduate levels; and to disseminate our research results to advance the field of marine science and conservation biology, as well as raise public perception and awareness of sharks and other marine species.

For more information on the BBFSF, please visit their website:  http://www.biminisharklab.com/home

Sporting Clays Shoot

On March 20, 2014, a Sporting Clays Shoot was held in Camden, SC in honor of the SC General Assembly Sportsmans Caucus.