Old Santee Canal Park will be hosting a celebration for our feathered friends. The festival will include organizations such as Gryphon Den, Fish Eagle Tours, Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, Nature Muse Imagery, Audubon South Carolina, Edisto River Adventures, Francis Marion National Forest, Coastal Expeditions, Francis Marion National Forest, Charleston County Parks and Rec, Colonial Dorchester State Park, Artist Julie Glass, SCDNR Red Cockaded Woodpecker Program, South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative, Carolina Bird Club, Real Art, South Carolina Forestry Commission, South Carolina Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, and Santee Cooper. Food will be available for purchase from the Miracles Tasty Express Food Truck and Live Entertainment by the Charleston Hot Shots. Special Presentations will include a guided bird walk by Audubon South Carolina, a “Creatures of the Night” presentation by Gryphon Den, a photography class by Nature Muse Imagery, a presentation on the "Purple Haze” documentary about purple martins, and so much more!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Old Santee Canal park will be joining forces with Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center to bring you a swashbuckling good time. Pirates are invading Moncks Corner again! This year, a format change promises more excitement than ever. See the Fire Circus perform and listen to pirate stories with The Charles Towne Few. Saturday hosts a full day of piratical activities and adventures. Listen to a lecture from a pirate historian, sing sea-shanties, visit Blackbeard and his mermaids, experience a pirate-inspired circus act, watch a pirate play, hear a cannon fire, and much more.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 2 - 5 as we do a variety of seasonal activities. We may read a book, watch a movie, or do some seasonal related arts and crafts!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - Halloween
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Snow Slime
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - The Holidays
Visit Old Santee Canal Park to learn all about indigo’s rich history in South Carolina! Eliza Lucas Pinckney established the first successful crop of indigo in South Carolina in 1744. It soon became the second-most profitable crop in the colony, preceded only by rice. Come learn all about this fascinating plant, how to process it for dye, and its impact on South Carolina history. Participants will even be able to try their hand at indigo dyeing with one item (t-shirt size or smaller) brought from home.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Join an Educator at Old Santee Canal Park for a class on Space. We will take a trip through the Milky Way Galaxy and explore subjects within astronomy such as the moon, solar system, stars, and constellations. We will then become part of the solar system and see how far our solar system stretches! Lastly, using the park's planetarium, we will be locating common constellations and the fascinating stories and legends behind them.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Join the Park Director at Old Santee Canal Park for a leisurely walk around the swamp as we search for our resident and migratory feathered friends. After a brief introduction, we will cover approximately 1 mile over gravel paths and boardwalk, with some minimal inclines and uneven surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. We will have a few pairs of binoculars, but please feel free to bring your own.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Old Santee Canal Park presents the 7th annual Tinsel Trot Holiday Fun Run/Walk. Everyone is invited to take an evening run, walk, dash, dance or prance through the two-mile course that offers a “sneaker preview” of the Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour.
This family-friendly event was awarded the Best Run/Walk Event by readers of the Berkeley Independent and will feature a special guest appearance from Santa Claus! Children’s activities and food will be available. All food proceeds will benefit local non-profit charities. Music will be broadcasted through the entire course this year, and costumes are encouraged. Youth groups are welcome, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no pets.
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT.
Race entry fees are non-refundable.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Come make a seasonal wreath with us at Old Santee Canal Park in the Learning Center. We will teach you to make a wreath out of natural materials found around the park, or you can bring some of your own decorations to make your own design. We will have grape vine wreaths and decorations.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? Join the Education Staff at Old Santee Canal Park for two educational programs selected by our Educators. The classes will be focused on 2nd through 5th grade, though all are welcome. This is a great opportunity for some hands-on learning, but class size is limited to only 25 students.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Come hang out with our Educator Adam and learn all about bats! In this class, participants will take an in-depth look at this flying mammal's special features. Then participants will play a game in which they will "see" firsthand how echolocation works.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Join our Educator Kristin at Old Santee Canal Park for a trip down Biggin Creek. Though winter is officially upon us, many creatures of the swamp can still be found out and about enjoying this incredible habitat. Kristin will point out the plants and animals you come across on this trip, and you will get to explore the remnants of the first canal ever built in America. Canoes, lifejackets, and paddles will be provided and a short instructional period for beginners will be done in the classroom. So bring the whole family out for a day filled with excitement and the perfect blend of history and nature.
Saturday, December 28, 2019