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Salt Marsh Short Course

Time limit: 45 days


Full course description

Course Description:

A self-paced online course developed by SC Department of Natural Resources, SC Sea Grant Consortium, and Clemson Extension through the funding support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  In this course, there are five learning modules which include a short presentation, a discussion forum, and supplementary resources to learn more. You have 45 days to complete the course. Completion of the course is expected to take less than two hours total; you may start and stop as many times as you like during this 45-day window.

Course Topics:

  • Welcome & Ecosystem Services
  • Threats and Stressors to the Salt Marsh
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Oysters
  • Stewardship
  • Additional Resources

Course Requirements:

Participants can take a multiple-choice quiz at the end of the course to indicate completion.

Technical Requirements:

To Participate fully in this course, you will need:

  • An active email address for the individual participating in the course.
  • A desktop computer or laptop (recommended): Canvas is available on mobile devices, but some content may appear differently
  • Access to a high-speed internet connection.
  • A web browser compatible with Canvas: Chrome and Firefox are recommended.
  • Headphones or speakers (closed captioning also available)
  • Computer skills including Internet browsing, using email, typing, downloading files, and basic troubleshooting.

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  • Please do not contact CCIT regarding CPE courses. Please reach out to Clemson Online so that we can assist you.

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