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 it stretches! Lastly, using the park's planetarium, we will be locating common constellations and the fascinating stories and legends behind them.
Registration not required.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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, August 7, 2019 - Summer Fun
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Grandparents Day
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Johnny Appleseed
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 - Christmas
In one of our most popular programs, we will learn about the importance of the swamp ecosystem and its many inhabitants. Participants will be led on our swamp boardwalk with nets so they can catch and identify different species of wildlife in the swamp.
Registration not required.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? This is for you! Open to homeschoolers of all ages. We will be teaching two classes just for you! The classes will be focused on 2nd through 5th grade, though all are welcome. The cost is $2 per person and this includes park admission and two classes. Each Homeschool Day will feature one history and one science program selected by our Educators. This is a great opportunity for some hands-on learning but class size is limited to only 25 students.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 201
Using the park's live collection, we will look at the common reptiles of Old Santee Canal Park. This class provides a unique, hands-on experience into the world of "creepy, crawly things." We will discuss specific traits and characteristics of these animals that you may find in your own backyard!
Saturday, August 24, 2019
This class will discuss how rice production and culture in South Carolina turned it into one of the wealthiest colonies in the western world. Participants will even try their hands at processing rice! They will then learn what led to the downfall of the rice culture and see the effects it had on the land today.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
This class is for new birders and will cover all the birding basics, from how to use binoculars to identifying birds by sight and sound. If you are new to the birding world and are interested in learning some basic skills, come join us 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.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Let's make a fall wreath! We will have grape vine wreaths and decorations. Feel free to bring some of your own decorations to make your own design.
Registration required (deadline is the Friday before the program).
Saturday, September 28, 2019