Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina

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The Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences was established in 1969
through the joint efforts of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation and the University
of South Carolina. A free-standing entity within the College of Science and
Mathematics, we have headquarters and laboratory facilities on the University?s
main campus in Columbia and have the field laboratory, Baruch Marine Field
Laboratory, located on Hobcaw Barony, near Georgetown, SC. The Field
Laboratory provides facilities for research and education on estuarine,
freshwater, and near shore ocean systems. The Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
rests on a 17,500 piece of property known as Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw is an
Indian word meaning "between the waters." The Baruch Institute is dedicated to
fostering discovery, advancing existing knowledge, and providing a sound
understanding of marine and coastal environments. Excellence in both basic and
applied research of these complex and diverse ecosystems is the governing

The Baruch Institute welcomes the general public and has a variety of
educational programs for all ages. These include informal seminars presented
by Baruch scientists where citizens learn about current research activities,
and short courses for families and children. The Institute?s Continuing
Education Program and the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve offer these educational experiences.


[Summary provided by the University of South Carolina.]

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