OLD SANTEE

CANAL PARK

PROGRAMS

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.

Looking Out: Space from Earth Exhibit

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.

May 2013

The Great Charleston Earthquake Exhibit

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.

June–July 2013

Time for Tots

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

10–11:30 am

Interpretive Center

12

$5 per child

Must register by Monday, June 3

Lowcountry Explorers Camp

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

9–12

Junior Naturalist Camp

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

6-8

Hunt for History Camp

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

7–12

Time for Tots

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.

Wednesdays—July 3, August 7 and September 4, 2013

3-5

10–11:30 am

Interpretive Center

12

Must register by Monday, June 3

$5 per child

Sandlappers Teen Camp

We are excited to offer the Sandlappers Teen Camp! We have heard the requests and are happy to offer this camp for 13 – 15 year olds. This summer camp will take you beyond your typical summer, as we will be exploring more of the Lowcountry with more field trips, hands on activities and fun perfectly suited for your teenager. Check back for more details and registration, but rest assured that this will be a summer they will never forget!

Monday, July 29–Friday, August 2, 2013

13–15

3-5

Time for Tots

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.

Wednesdays—October 30, November 12 and December 11

10–11:30 am

Interpretive Center

12

Must register by the Monday before the Wednesday event

$5 per child

Corn Shuck Wreath Workshop

You can create a different, but traditional wreath for the holidays at our Corn shuck wreath workshop. These simple, yet beautiful wreaths will herald in the spirit of the holidays for years to come! Bring an old towel and scissors.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

All Ages

2–4 pm

Learning Center

15

Must register by Wednesday, Oct. 9

$15 per person

Mature Teens

and Adults

Finish Your Unfinished Baskets

Bring your unfinished baskets to master basket maker Dorinda Harmon to help you finish them.  Even if she didn’t teach the basket class, she can help you to finish the basket.  Please bring unfinished basket with supplies, a towel, scissors and a lunch.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

10 am–2:00 pm

Learning Center

12

Must register by Wednesday, Nov. 13

TBD

Holiday Wreaths

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 14, 2013

None

10 am–2 pm

Learning Center

15

Must register by Wednesday, Dec. 10

$15 per person

Quilted Holiday Ornaments

Spend a quiet afternoon learning how to make some truly unique holiday ornaments. These quilted ones will remind you of decorations seen on a Victorian Christmas tree that will last through many holiday seasons. So take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to take some time out for you.

 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Adults

Mature Teens

1–2:30 pm

Learning Center

15

Must register by Wednesday, Dec. 18

$10 per person

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