ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Congaree National Park Trip, noon, today and Jan. 20; Ski Trip to Cataloochee Mountains, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday, Thursday and Friday; Congaree River Trip, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1107 State St., Cayce. Reservations and fitting for any rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505, adventurecarolina.com
CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five different guided trips for all levels of paddlers including half day, full day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages eight and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree Rivers. (803) 917-3920; www.carolinariverconnection.com
COLUMBIA DUCKS UNLIMITED: Annual oyster roast, 6 p.m., Feb. 1 at the Coop, 1100 Key Road, Columbia. Advanced tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. (803) 240-5665
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: January guided program schedule: Nature Discovery, 9:30 a.m., Saturday and Jan. 19; Tree Trek, 10 a.m. Jan. 26 and 2 p.m. today, Saturday and Jan. 13, 19 and 27; Weston Lake Wilderness Hike, 1:30 p.m., Jan. 26. Canoe tour reservations are taken by phone only. Call (803) 776-4396, ext. 0, to speak with a ranger. Voice mail or email reservations will not be accepted. Harry Hampton Visitor Center park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-4396; nps.gov/cong
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: “So You Wanna be a Zookeeper?” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 2 at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia. The cost is $15 plus general admission. Explore behind-the-scenes and participate in a panel discussion with Riverbanks’ animal care staff. (803)779-8717; www.riverbanks.org
SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: Winter Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 ages 15 and under and seniors. Registration due Jan. 18. Birding Basics, 9 a.m. Jan. 26. Cost is free for Park Passport Plus holders, $5 for adults and $3 ages 15 and under and seniors. (803) 788-2706; www.SouthCarolinaParks.com
Submissions should be sent by 5 p.m. Thursday to statesports@ thestate.com.