Join Lowcountry Field Trips for this student day at the Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
Student groups rotate among six learning stations:
STATION 1: Bird’s Eye View Theater Lowcountry Critter Presentation (15 minutes) Reptiles and Amphibians: Learn about, see, and touch a few live lowcountry reptiles and amphibians. Discovery their unique characteristics, why they are important, and how we protect them.
STATION 2: Gateway to the Past Living History Showcase (10 minutes/re-enactor group) Meet settlers and soldiers at encampments from the past! From Spanish settlers at Santa Elena and St. Augustine to Charlestowne Pirates, Revolutionary War Soldiers, Civil War Soldiers, Reconstruction-era civilians, and WWI/WWII military. How did they survive, what did they eat, and what was life like back then?
STATION 3: Soldier Artillery Weapons Demonstrations (30 minutes) Re-enactors will gather all students at 11:00 and 1:00 to show the range of weaponry used in the 1500’s to 1900’s — included cannons, muskets and a military flamethrower.
STATION 4: Community Organization Booths CDM: A Journey Through Time (15 minutes) Journey through centuries in minutes! Become an archeologist and examine Native American artifacts, play games from the colonial times, learn how indigo dye was made and used, and work hard to prepare cotton like people did before the cotton gin was invented. NPS: Junior Ranger Program (15 minutes) Learn what it takes to be National Park Service Ranger and all about the Reconstruction National Park in Beaufort County and Fort Pulaski in Savannah, GA. Daufuskie Historical Society (15 minutes) Learn about the Gullah culture and other local history on Daufuskie Island. Port Royal Sound Foundation (15 minutes) Understand the importance of local geography and ecology – Port Royal Sound, also called Santa Elena, was a significant port during the earliest development of America! Beaufort County Library: BookMobile: Hear from local librarians about the power of reading and all the wonderful things to explore in books at your local library!
STATION 5: Horse Pasture CMTA: Marsh Tacky Meet & Greet and Horse Showcase (15 minutes) Meet members of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and their horses. Learn why the Marsh Tacky breed is so important that it’s named the SC State Heritage horse!
AT YOUR LEISURE Lunch Area (pavilion) There will be table and chairs setup under the pavilion when teachers are ready to have lunch (must bring) BJWSA: Watering Hole (located between weapons demo area and horse pasture) Visit friends from the local water company to enjoy a fresh drink of water and learn about modern-day water and waste management that helps us thrive! Bathrooms: Portalets are available in two areas of the field. Museum facilities are located near the pavilion and inside the Discovery House.
CDM: Around the Horn trail (self-guided) Teachers are welcome to take their students on a self- guided tour on the CDM nature trail.
Students should wear appropriate walking shoes.
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