South Carolina's rural heritage to be celebrated

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The past, present and future of South Carolina's rural heritage will be showcased and celebrated this month in an outdoor event.

The 2014 Rural Science and History Day kicks off Saturday, April 26 at Clemson University's Pee Dee Research and Education Center, located on Pocket Road in Florence.

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m. Cost is free and open to the public.

The best of the state's home-grown foods will be featured, along with races for adults and kids and a host of other outdoor activities. Canoes and kayaks, bait-casting and falconry demonstrations will also be showcased.

Interactive learning centers located throughout the 1.5-mile-long Outdoor Education Trail explain the importance of natural resources found in the ecosystems of the region. The trail offers information on how these resources are used and the role society has in resource conservation.

The event was previously called the Rural Heritage Celebration.

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