Calling all kids!! Do not let this Father’s Day slip away without doing something special for the one you love. Bring that special someone out to the park to enjoy a day of fun in the sun fishing in Biggin Creek. Prizes will be awarded to the adult/child teams for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the total weight of your three largest fish.
Fishing open to all ages, but prizes are for children 15 years old and younger. Drawings will be done during awards ceremony for other surprise gifts. Everyone walks away with something! Bring your own fishing supplies. POLES ONLY, NO ROD & REELS.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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, June 13, 2018 - Father's Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Independence Day
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Parent's Day
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - Grandparent's Day
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
Using the park's live collection, we will take a look at the common reptiles of Old Santee Canal Park. This 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 find in your own backyard!
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Summer is in full swing here at the park! Come enjoy a cool evening paddle while you listen to the sights and sounds of the park's nocturnal creatures stirring to life. Our educator on staff will inform you all about the plants and animals you come across on this trip. 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 a relaxing evening out on the water.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
There are more types of insects in the world than all other living things combined! This class offers an exciting look into this mysterious world with live and preserved specimens. This will also include a brief nature walk to capture and identify insects at the park.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Take an enjoyable walking tour while learning about the historical and natural beauty of Old Santee Canal Park. The tour includes a guided tour through the Stony Landing House and an easy 1 mile nature walk through Biggin Swamp.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Artists from around the state will be competing for several prizes. Awards and prize money will be given in six categories: Watercolor, Oils, Acrylic, Pastel, Drawing, and Mixed Media.
Saturday, September 1 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
The alligator is always a thrill to see basking in the warm sun. Come join us for short presentation covering the natural history of the American Alligator (featuring our park's live alligator) before heading outside to see these beautiful reptiles in their natural environment.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? This is for you! Open to homeschoolers in grades 1st through 5th whose families are not already part of a co-op. We will be teaching two classes just for you! 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.
September 12, 2018 - Dye It Blue Indigo Class + Roots to Branches Tree Class
December 5, 2018 - Candlemaking + Incredible Insects
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.
September 15 AND September 22
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 15, 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