Learn about our Coastal Ecocystem
Hands on Activities:
dolphins, oysters, pluff mud, live critters, fire safety & more
Friday classes at Port Royal Sound Maritime Center for more activites!
MOST POPULAR PROGRAMS
Soil Tunnel: Crawl “underground” to explore roots, animal habitats, wells and septic tanks, and handle earthworms. Pre-K to 2nd.
Cargo for Conservation: US Fish & Wildlife kit explores habitat loss and endangered species. All ages.
Adaptations- Keys to Survival: Explore structural, behavioral and instinctive adaptations. All ages.
SC Fur Bearers: Learn about different mammals while looking at our fur collection. All ages.
Snakes: Checkers the Snake visits your classroom & students learn why snakes are useful in our environment plus safety tips. All ages.
Trees: Learn how trees are vital to our well-being. We can help with SC Arbor Day Celebration, Dec 7th. K-5.
JUST FOR THE LITTLES
Beach in a Bag: Students handle a bag of shells & learn all about their adaptations & Ecosystems. K-2nd.
Polar Habitats: Learn how animals adapt to survive in frigid environments. Hands-on. PreK-2nd.
Interactive Books: Pre K to 1st
(includes live critter, if available)
One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
Is This a House for Hermit Crab? By Megan McDonald
Harry Horseshoe Crab by Suzanne Tate Will
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
Appropriate for all
Bats: Learn bat facts, echolocation, & why bats are beneficial.
Beaks & Feet: How Birds Eat: learn all the different types of beaks & feet that determine what a bird can eat.
Birds; A Very Unique Species: Learn bird classification, flight, and other interesting facts about birds.
Fossils…A Blast from the Past: View collections of fossils, learn where the fossils came from and how they were formed. Can also help you order phosphate material to help set up a classroom dig.
Horns & Antlers: Observe collection of horns & antlers, how they are different, how they grow, and all about the animals they come from.
Mammal Hair: Learn about different hair and fur types (including people!) and unique characteristics.
Owl Pellets: Find out what owls eat by dissecting their pellets. Reference guides and bone charts are used to identify owl prey. *Extra charge for needed to order sterilized pellets.
Spiders: Learn about the unique characteristics of spiders and why we should like to have them around.
Tails: Animals communicate with their tails and students learn how to interpret the message!
Bats & Spiders are fun in October.
Horns & Antlers are fun in December.
WATER QUALITY PROGRAMS
Enviroscape: Excellent visual, hands-on model for teaching point and non-point source pollution. All ages.
Groundwater Model: Water Cycle Model shows how water moves underground and explains connectivity through wells, lakes and our actions. 5th and up.
A Grave Mistake: Students use deductive reasoning and mapping skills to investigate arsenic contamination in a water supply.
5th grade and up.
MARINE LIFE PROGRAMS
Sharks Don’t Always Bite: Learn about shark physiology, behavior and feeding habits. Fun hands-on activity to discovery what a shark may eat! All ages.
Horseshoe Crabs: Learn about these unusual gentle creatures, their interesting lives and how they are so important helping humans. All ages.
Interpretative Tours: Marsh walk at the Port Royal Sands Beach to learn about the importance of our salt marsh estuary.
Explore the Port Royal Cypress Wetlands to observe the beautiful bird rookery, alligators and other reptiles while learning about stormwater runoff. All ages.
*Binoculars are available to students & adults with guided tours.
Additional program information:
Each 45 min - 1 hour program has been designed to align to SC educational standards.
Safety and conservation practices are built into all lessons as we encourage children to be safe and to respect the environment we live in.
Each program costs $25 per class (25 student limit preferred).
Special grants may be available to help offset costs and discounts may be available for multiple programs.
If we don't have what you are looking for, please ask and we will let you know if we can provide a program or get in touch with one of our partners in environmental education.
Click the links below to see our Program Flyer and grade level science standards addressed by our programs.
Environmental Science programs are
presented to Schools, Organizations, & Churches through a special Youth Grant for Environmental Education
Lowcountry RC&D (Resource Conservation & Development)
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