Kayla Brantley – Black Bears

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a program by Kayla Brantley from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, June 8th, on black bears in Horry & Georgetown Counties. Join us as Kayla shares some of the do’s and don’ts of living with black bears.

Kayla was born and raised in Georgetown, SC. After high school, Kayla completed her Associates Degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management. During her studies at Horry Georgetown Technical College, she applied for and was accepted for a summer internship with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. After the summer internship and associate degree, Kayla continued her education and received her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Environment and Natural Resource Management at Coastal Carolina. She also continued to work with SCDNR when she could. Upon graduation, Kayla started working full time with SCDNR.

Kayla has worked with SCDNR for 10 years and has been a Wildlife Biologist in Georgetown and Horry County for the past 5 years. She also serves as the as the Coastal Black Bear Biologist. Kayla resides in Georgetown County on the family farm with her husband and almost two year old daughter.

The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway S.C. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.