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John Kupfer talks about the importance of science and education at Congaree NP

Kupfer, Davis Highlighted in National Park Service Video Feature

Research conducted by Dr. John Kupfer (professor and department chair) and Janae Davis (a current Geography Masters student) are highlighted in this video discussing the importance of linking science and education at Congaree National Park. There's also a cameo by Graduate Program Coordinator, Capers Stokes!

Congaree National Park is located about 25 miles from the USC campus and preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. It was named the nation's 57th National Park in 2003 and has also been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, a Globally Important Bird Area, and a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Because of its ecological significance and proximity to Columbia, Congaree has served as the site for a number of recent and ongoing projects by faculty and students in the USC Department of Geography.

To see the full video, which was produced for the Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park, go to: