We offer land- and boat-based student programs led by our education staff across the coast. Programs for the 2020-2021 school year will begin booking in August 2020.
A Seaworthy Classroom
Aboard a 45’ catamaran, the E/V Discovery, our educators lead science investigations using field sampling techniques and equipment that echo current research methods. Students assist in data collection and sample various marine organisms during their visit. With an emphasis on estuarine ecology, groups connect local conservation issues to broad science concepts while developing critical science investigation skills. Together, we are working to create coastal stewards for the future of South Carolina’s fisheries and coasts.
Email MarineEducation@dnr.sc.gov with your prefered program from the link below to set up a date, time, and virtual platform.View Virtual Program
Educators will come to your school and conduct education programs outside on school grounds. Limit to 1.5 hour drive from Fort Johnson. Check the calendar and request a program. Note: This is only a program REQUEST. You will be notified if your program was confirmed within 24 hours.View Schoolyard Programs Request a Program
We are scheduling homeschool groups differently this year. There are set dates for your students, and you can book a program as an individual family or as an organized group.April 7th, 2021 - Fort Johnson, Charleston March 11th, 2021 - Botany Bay Plantation, Edisto
217 Ft. Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
McKenzie Field Station
15717 Bennett's Point Rd.
Green Pond, SC 29446
Botany Bay Plantation
Botany Bay Rd.
Edisto Island, SC 29438
Edisto Environmental Learning Center
Oyster Row Ln.
Edisto Island, SC 29438
How to book a field trip:
Designed to instill a stronger awareness and respect for environmentalism and conservation and to encourage young students to enjoy discovering coastal South Carolina.
This new curriculum is designed for grades 6-12 to deepen students’ understanding about estuaries and how estuaries affect their daily lives. Estuaries offer an exciting context for learning about math, chemistry, marine science, and more.
A series of educational publications put together by scientists and educators of the Marine Resources Division at SCDNR. Each lesson goes into detail about a variety of marine related topics.