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. Classes with fewer than 15 students will be charged a flat fee of $30. Students should wear name tags and be dressed appropriately for activity and weather.

 

All programs are available to travel to South Carolina schools, with the exception of "Child's Life" and "Stony Landing House". All programs are $2 per child/per program with a minimum of 25 students. Programs are approximately one (1) hour.  Classes appropriate for all grade levels.

CHILD'S LIFE

What does the slaughtering of animals for food during the winter have to do with making candles? Your students will find out in this program that tells of the every day life of children 200 years ago. Day to day work of times past involved the entire family. Children often spent time alongside adults doing the same work. Students will learn more about this and take home a hand-dipped candle.

Please bring a box to take candles back to the class.

HISTORY IN A SANDBOX

Imagine your student as a world famous archaeologist! Students will be introduced to basic archaeological thinking while participating in various hands-on activities and games. Students will learn more about what happened at the park long ago.

LUNCH BOX SORT

Students will learn the importance of the three Rs in recycling, reducing, and reusing to protect the environment. After a classroom session, students will be able to recycle their lunch trash (under teacher supervision) at the picnic shelter. Remember, this is a trash-free park, so what you bring in, you must take out—even if it is recyclable!

STONY LANDING HOUSE

Have you always wondered what’s inside the big house on the hill? Here is your chance to go inside the house that was built circa 1843. Look for the old fashioned bathroom or the way people used to sleep. Students will answer questions about the house.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS IT?

Do you play with cotton cards? Do you climb a Jacob's ladder? How did you do laundry before washing machines? We will take a look at the items that were in everyday life in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will give your students a look at a simpler time.

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY

America’s first canal was built here in South Carolina, connecting the Cooper and Santee Rivers. Students will learn the history of the canal from lock construction and operation to the important jobs that were needed to build and run this vital 19th century canal.

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