Conservation in the Classroom | Coastal Discovery Museum

This environmental education experience inspires and challenges students to take action and spread the word. Pick the program theme (listed below) that is the best fit for your students. Each theme includes an introduction activity to be done by the teacher with their students, an education program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, and a meaningful hands-on project for students. Projects will give students the opportunity to increase conservation awareness in their school and community. This is a fun and educational way for students to help protect the environment. Activities, directions, outlines, and materials will all be provided for you. A book related to your chosen theme will also be donated to your school library.

To register for Conservation in the Classroom, please fill out the form on the left.

Thank you to our sponsors, The Bargain Box, Breedlove Foundation, and Palmetto Electric Trust for providing funding that enables us to provide high quality, standard-based educational experiences for teachers and students.

Contact:
Dawn Brut - Curator of Education
dbrut@coastaldiscovery.org
(843) 689 - 6767 ext: 228

This environmental education experience inspires and challenges students to take action and spread the word. Pick the program theme (listed below) that is the best fit for your students. Each theme includes an introduction activity to be done by the teacher with their students, an education program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, and a meaningful hands-on project for students. Projects will give students the opportunity to increase conservation awareness in their school and community. This is a fun and educational way for students to help protect the environment. Activities, directions, outlines, and materials will all be provided for you. A book related to your chosen theme will also be donated to your school library.

To register for Conservation in the Classroom, please fill out the form on the left.

Thank you to our sponsors, The Bargain Box, Breedlove Foundation, and Palmetto Electric Trust for providing funding that enables us to provide high quality, standard-based educational experiences for teachers and students.

Contact:
Dawn Brut - Curator of Education
dbrut@coastaldiscovery.org
(843) 689 - 6767 ext: 228

SHARING
WITH SHOREBIRDS
In partnership with Hilton Head Audubon Society

Introduction Activity: Identify the basic characteristics of shorebirds and play a game that will help students understand why birds migrate.

Education Program: Explore the life of shorebirds and the importance of their time on our local beaches. What are the challenges that shorebirds face and how can we help?

Project: Create shorebird protection signs to hang in our community. Select signs will be printed and hung at local beaches.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

SHARING
WITH SHOREBIRDS
In partnership with Hilton Head Audubon Society

Introduction Activity: Identify the basic characteristics of shorebirds and play a game that will help students understand why birds migrate.
Education Program: Explore the life of shorebirds and the importance of their time on our local beaches. What are the challenges that shorebirds face and how can we help?
Project: Create shorebird protection signs to hang in our community. Select signs will be printed and hung at local beaches.
Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

SAVING
SEA TURTLES

Funded by Palmetto Dunes Cares

Introduction Activity: What’s the problem with trash? Why do we really need to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Class should do a trash clean up and/or start collecting trash items from home for the project.

Education Program: Learn about the incredible life of sea turtles. How does human behavior affect sea turtles and what can we do to help?

Project: Create sea turtle art projects out of trash. Art projects will be displayed with educational material and will help others learn how to protect sea turtles.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

SAVING
SEA TURTLES

Funded by Palmetto Dunes Cares

Introduction Activity: What’s the problem with trash? Why do we really need to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Class should do a trash clean up and/or start collecting trash items from home for the project.

Education Program: Learn about the incredible life of sea turtles. How does human behavior affect sea turtles and what can we do to help?

Project: Create sea turtle art projects out of trash. Art projects will be displayed with educational material and will help others learn how to protect sea turtles.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

DOLPHIN
DEFENDERS

Funded by the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Adopt-A-Dolphin program

Introduction Activity: Learn about the amazing adaptations of marine mammals. Have some fun and learn how to use dorsal fins to identify dolphins just like local research groups!

Education Program: Study the life cycle and survival strategies of local dolphin populations. What are the threats to these intelligent marine mammals and how can we help?

Project: Write letters to spread the word about dolphin conservation.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

DOLPHIN
DEFENDERS

Funded by the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Adopt-A-Dolphin program

Introduction Activity: Learn about the amazing adaptations of marine mammals. Have some fun and learn how to use dorsal fins to identify dolphins just like local research groups!

Education Program: Study the life cycle and survival strategies of local dolphin populations. What are the threats to these intelligent marine mammals and how can we help?

Project: Write letters to spread the word about dolphin conservation.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

HORSESHOE
CRAB HEROS

Funded by The Bargain Box

Introduction Activity: What is a horseshoe crab? Cut out, put together, and use 3D models to identify the body parts of the horseshoe crab. Also, watch and learn how the ocean tides work.

Education Program: Examine the details of the incredible life cycle of the horseshoe crab. Observe why they are important and discover what we can do to protect them.

Project: Create educational posters that will hang in your community and help educate others about protecting horseshoe crabs.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

HORSESHOE
CRAB HEROS

Funded by The Bargain Box

Introduction Activity: What is a horseshoe crab? Cut out, put together, and use 3D models to identify the body parts of the horseshoe crab. Also, watch and learn how the ocean tides work.

Education Program: Examine the details of the incredible life cycle of the horseshoe crab. Observe why they are important and discover what we can do to protect them.

Project: Create educational posters that will hang in your community and help educate others about protecting horseshoe crabs.

Fee: $25 (two teachers from the same school can register together).

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