The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of unique experiences for teachers that give them the opportunity to expand their understanding of Lowcountry history and natural history through experiential learning and provides the tools to take those experience back to their classrooms.

 

Learning in the Lowcountry: (Coming Fall 2021)

More info coming soon.

 

Gullah Heritage: February

Gullah is a unique culture rooted in West African based traditions, customs, beliefs, art forms, and family life. It endured centuries of enslavement and more than a century and a half of freedom. Sponsored by The Bargain Box, teachers will be introduced to the Gullah culture and history, travel through native island neighborhoods on the Gullah Heritage Trail Tour, and learn how to sew a sweetgrass basket. More information about this FREE Gullah Heritage Teacher Workshop coming soon.

 

Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom: April/May

Horseshoe Crabs are fascinating creatures that play an important ecological role and might have even saved your life. Sponsored by The Bargain Box, this program educates local teachers about Horseshoe Crabs at a FREE professional development workshop. Teachers who complete the training are supplied with the materials necessary to raise their own horseshoe crabs in their classrooms for one year. More information about the Crabs in the Classroom program coming soon.

 

From Seeds to Shoreline:

The SC Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the SC Department of Natural Resources, and Clemson Extension, host FREE teacher professional development workshops designed to educate about the salt marsh ecosystem and how they can incorporate the From Seeds to Shoreline project into their classrooms. The Coastal Discovery Museum is proud to be a supporting hub for the From Seeds to Shoreline participants. The Museum offers salt marsh programs and backup seed collections for participating teachers. Click here to learn how to participate in the From Seeds to Shoreline teacher workshop.

 

Stoney/Baynard Traveling Trunk:

The Stoney/Baynard Traveling Trunk is available for teachers to sign out and use in their classroom. The trunk includes artifacts, books, and a flash drive with lesson plans, letters & transcripts, and newspaper articles. The trunk is designed for 3rd graders and the Artifact, Civil War, Gullah Culture, and Plantation Life lessons cover a variety of state standards. Click here to learn more about how to sign out and use the Traveling Trunk.

 

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 X228