Educational programs at the park deal with the wide range of historical events that took place on or around Stony Landing Plantation, such as children's life, archeology and canal history. Environmental programs emphasize the vast diversity of plant and animal life found throughout the park. Topics include insects, reptiles, trees and wetlands. All programs meet the state curriculum standards, and all but a handful can be taken from the park to the classroom.
Cost is $2 per student for two programs. Additional programs are $2 each. Maximum class size is 30, including students and chaperones. An ideal chaperone ratio is 1:8 with a maximum of four adults per class. Extra adults will be charged $2. Students should wear name tags and be dressed appropriately for activity and weather.
Technology has enabled us in the past 50 years to peer into outer space like never before using rockets, moon landings, space stations, super telescopes and space shuttles. Looking Out: Space from Earth features 25 spectacular images of space including solar flares, deep space formations, and a sunset on Mars taken by robot-operated cameras. The future offers opportunities to study our galaxy in greater detail than ever before. International collaboration expands space and earth research possibilities. More powerful computers, advanced materials and spacecraft will reveal astonishing discoveries and provide information that will continue to amaze us. Imagine the surprises to come in the next fifty years.
The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur. The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina.
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, do some seasonal related arts and crafts or maybe go out on the boardwalk to catch a view of a dragonfly or a turtle.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
$5 per child
Must register by Monday, June 3
If you have a youngster between the ages of 9 and 12, we will be offering summer day camps, which will explore the Lowcountry?s rich history and lush environment. During the weeklong camps, activities will include crafts, sports, science discoveries, and field trips to area attractions. You must call the park to register as registration on-line is not available for this program. The brochure for the camp will be available later this spring.
Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21 and
Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26, 2013
If you have a youngster between the ages of 6 and 8, we will be offering summer day camps, which will explore the Lowcountry?s rich history and lush environment. During the weeklong camps, activities will include crafts, sports, science discoveries, and field trips to area attractions. You must call the park to register as registration on-line is not available for this program. The brochure for the camp will be available later this spring.
Monday, June 11–Friday, June 15 and
Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19
If your child is between the ages of 7 and 12, then sign them up for this week of fun and adventure. We will be going to Patriots Point and Middleton Gardens. We will learn about the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 and a whole lot more. They will be having fun even though they do not realize that they are learning things too!
Monday, June 24–Friday, June 28 and
Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12
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