Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3 - 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, or do some seasonal related arts and crafts!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Johnny Appleseed
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Halloween
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Christmas
This is a two-part carving event being taught by the Lowcountry Woodcarvers. This event will be offered on two consecutive Saturdays starting on September 15 from 12 PM until 4 PM and the following Saturday the 22nd from 12 PM until 4 PM. The class curriculum will offer carving safety as well as sharpening techniques and carving proficiency. By the end of the two day carving event, students will have finished a project with a shaggy dog sculpture. All tools and wood will be supplied for the class.
Fall is on it's way! Let's make a fun fall wreath for your home. Use the decorations we have on hand, or bring your own! Grape vine wreaths provided.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
This festival will include demonstrations, bird-friendly products, and experts in birds of South Carolina. Highlights will include flight demonstrations, guided bird tours of the park, and a tutorial on bird photography. Festival will also include food, music, and information tables. Come support the park and learn about the diversity of birds in South Carolina.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Join us for our second annual Pirate Festival, hosted by the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center and Old Santee Canal Park. There will be face painting, a pirate-themed jump castle, food trucks, music, theater and lectures! Come out for two full days of family fun.
Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018
Come enjoy a picnic with your family at the park and show support for a drug-free Berkeley County. The park will have game booths, food vendors, and live entertainment. Wear red and get in for FREE!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Eliza Lucas Pinckney grew the first successful crop of indigo in South Carolina in 1742. 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 be able to try their hand at indigo dyeing with one item (t-shirt size or smaller) brought from home.
November 3, 2018
Celebrate the Season presents the 6th Annual Tinsel Trot Holiday Fun Run/Walk at Old Santee Canal Park. Everyone is invited to take an evening run, walk, dash, dance, or prance through the 2 mile course that offers a "sneaker preview" of the Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights Driving Tour. This family-friendly event will feature a special guest appearance from Santa Claus, fun activities and food! All food proceeds will benefit local non-profit charities. Costumes encouraged! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no pets.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Using hands-on activities, we will learn about native plants and trees here at the park and their important biological processes. Topics covered include transpiration, soil composition, and plant adaptations. We will also discover many interesting facts as we take a short nature walk identifying the park's plants and trees.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Day to day work in the colonial era involved the entire family. One of the important jobs of children was to make candles for the whole family for the entire year. We will learn about the different types of candles that were made and participants will get to try their hand at making their own.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Learn to create a beautiful holiday wreath from natural materials found around the park. We will go on a short nature walk to gather and discuss the items to be used in this wreath.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Winter may be in full swing, but many creatures can still be seen and heard this time of year! Join us for a morning paddle with one of our educators. Canoes, life jackets, and paddles will be provided, and a short instructional period for beginners will be done in the classroom before heading out. Bring the whole family out for an enjoyable winter morning out on the water.
Saturday, December 29, 2018