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Standards-Based Education Field Trips
Folly Beach County Park, Isle of Palms County Park, & Kiawah Beachwalker Park

 Beach.jpg Meet state standards at one of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s beach parks!  These programs are designed for groups of up to 25 students with 2 chaperones.  Larger groups can be accommodated by rotation through a series of programs. 

To accommodate even larger groups or groups with schedule constraints, several concurrent programs can be offered on the same field trip by using a "round robin" format. Call early to reserve spring field trips, as they are very popular! 

Call 843-889-8898 for details.

Secrets in the Sand
Beach combing provides beautiful shell treasures, but these animal homes have a history. Explore the food web of the creatures commonly found in our local waters. Students have the opportunity to use shovels and strainers to search for their own beach animals to observe and release. This program complements Barrier Island Ecology. 
Program Length  Grade Levels  Fee 
30 minutes  Preschool - 5 $50 per group of up to 25 students 
     

Native Americans of Coastal South Carolina 
Students explore Native American culture of coastal South Carolina at the time of European settlement.  Learn how local tribes successfully used the natural resources available to meet their needs.  Only available at Kiawah Beachwalker Park.
Program Length  Grade Levels  Fee 
60 minutes  K – 2  $75 per group of up to 25 students 
90 minutes  3 – 12  $90 per group of up to 25 students 
     

Seining the Sea
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission staff will pull a net through the surf to catch fish, crabs, jellies, and other sea life.  Students will have the opportunity to observe these creatures before they are released.
Program Length  Grade Levels Fee
60 minutes  1 – 8 $75 per group of up to 25 students 
     

Service Learning Beach Beautification
Empower students through a sometimes shocking look at our impact on the water around us.  After a brief interactive orientation, gloves and bags will be provided for clean-up on the beach, in the marsh, or nearby area.  Items found will be interpreted by staff.  Small prizes will be given for encouragement and fun.
Program Length Grade Levels Fee
60 minutes 1-12 Free with fee-based program.
     

Barrier Island Ecology
Students of ecology study the relationship between organisms and their environment.  In this program, we will do just that on a barrier island.  Participants will build barrier islands out of sand, collect animals in the swash zone, and use a seine net to collect fish in the ocean.  Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of the ties that link living things with their environment.
Program Length Grade Levels Fee
90 minutes 3-8 $90 per group of up to 25 students 
     

Build Your Own Barrier Island 
Barrier islands provide a variety of learning opportunities for students of all ages. In this program, participants will delve into coastal geology by building islands and naming factors that create landscapes unique to the Southeast. Current events involving coastal issues will be discussed at a grade-appropriate level.
Program Length Grade Levels  Fee 
30 minutes  4 – 8  $50 per group of up to 25 students 
     

Customized Programs 
Teachers can work with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Social Studies and Environmental Education staff to develop customized programs based on the programs listed in this guide.  Staff may also bring the programs listed in this guide to other parks.  Call 843-889-8898 for details.  Program lengths will vary. 
 
 
Fees and programs are subject to change without notice. 


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