Coastal Master Naturalists...

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission offers great classes.

Here are August 2019 options:

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8:30am-11:30am, join a naturalist, at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. 10.00 per person (free for Gold Pass Holders). Registration is not required.

Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk- 6488

Aug 9, 2019 Fri 8:30am to 10:30am Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve $7.00 Ages 12 and up. This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Once the home of a Coast Guard station, this Heritage Preserve protects maritime forest, beach, dune, and marsh habitats for wildlife. This site is a leader in number of bird species seen in South Carolina. At this time of year we hope to see songbirds, seabirds, and shorebirds such as Painted Bunting, Caspian Tern, Wilson’s Plover, and much more. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Please be aware there are no restrooms at this location. Binoculars are not provided. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Pre-registration is required.

Natural History Mysteries- 6477

Aug 17, 2019 Sat 8:30am to 10:30am Wannamaker County Park $7.00 Ages 12 and up. Do chiggers really burrow into your skin? Join a naturalist to discuss some of the hidden truths relating to wildlife and plants of coastal South Carolina. We’ll start with some of your questions and then hit the trails to search for story solutions. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required.

Sunrise Tea Farm Creek Canoe Trip- 6472

Aug 29, 2019, Thu 6:30am to 9:30am Caw Caw Interpretive Center $28.00 Ages 12 and up. Paddle into Tea Farm Creek alongside a trained naturalist as the sun rises to witness firsthand how human history has impacted the landscapes around us. View one of the only naturalized understories of tea plants in the country as you travel through abandoned rice fields and forests that have been reclaimed by salt marsh. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. While taking part in this activity, participants are required to sit for extended periods of time, bend knees, reach and pull with torso, and climb in and out of boats. Paddles, life jackets, and canoes are provided to all participants. Due to the location of our launch sites, personal canoes are not allowed, as these areas are not publicly accessible. Pre-registration is required.