The Coastal Discovery Museum can virtually travel into classrooms far and wide!

Get connected (through Zoom meetings) to a Museum Naturalist or Historian and take a closer look at the unique environment and history of the Lowcountry.

The maximum number of students that can participate in a Live Virtual Experience session is 100. For the best experience for your students, including the opportunity to ask questions of their guide, we recommend limiting the session to one class (around 25 students).

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

ONLINE RESOURCES – Log On to New Discovery

Of the many benefits to the local community, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of unique educational resources available online for teachers to use with their students.

Since 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum has provided interactive education programs to regional schools and youth-related organizations. These programs are aligned to many of South Carolina’s Curriculum Standards and engage students in hands-on, experiential learning. Educational experiences are offered at our Honey Horn campus, at several off-site locations, in the classroom, and online. Coastal Discovery Museum programs are created and designed to give children the opportunity to make meaningful connections between the natural history and cultural heritage of the area, inspiring new generation to care for the Lowcountry.

LOWCOUNTRY
REPTILES

Alligators, snakes, and turtles oh my! Take a closer look at the unique characteristics of Lowcountry reptiles. Explore how their adaptations help them to survive and discover the role these fascinating critters play in different Lowcountry habitats.

$25 per session

Science Correlations: K.S.1, K.L.2, 1.S.1, 2.S.1, 3.S.1, 4.S.1, 4.L.5, 5.S.1, 5.L.4, 6.S.1, 6.L.4, 7.S.1, 7.EC.5, 8.S.1

LOWCOUNTRY
REPTILES

Alligators, snakes, and turtles oh my! Take a closer look at the unique characteristics of Lowcountry reptiles. Explore how their adaptations help them to survive and discover the role these fascinating critters play in different Lowcountry habitats.

$25 per session

Science Correlations: K.S.1, K.L.2, 1.S.1, 2.S.1, 3.S.1, 4.S.1, 4.L.5, 5.S.1, 5.L.4, 6.S.1, 6.L.4, 7.S.1, 7.EC.5, 8.S.1

MARINE
INVERTEBRATES

Discover the incredible world of marine invertebrates. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, how a horseshoe crab tells time with its tail, why a spider crab decorates its shell, and so much more.

$25 per session

Science Correlations: K.S.1, K.L.2, 1.S.1, 2.S.1, 3.S.1, 4.S.1, 4.L.5, 5.S.1, 5.L.4, 6.S.1, 6.L.4, 7.S.1, 7.EC.5, 8.S.1

MARINE
INVERTEBRATES

Discover the incredible world of marine invertebrates. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, how a horseshoe crab tells time with its tail, why a spider crab decorates its shell, and so much more.

$25 per session

Science Correlations: K.S.1, K.L.2, 1.S.1, 2.S.1, 3.S.1, 4.S.1, 4.L.5, 5.S.1, 5.L.4, 6.S.1, 6.L.4, 7.S.1, 7.EC.5, 8.S.1

LIVING HISTORY
WITH CAPTAIN WILLIAM HILTON

Meet Captain William Hilton and hear about how and why his exploration of the Carolina coast in 1663 lead to an island being named after him. Learn about life aboard his 17th century sailing ship, examine important navigational tools like a chip log (used to determine speed) and a lead line (used to determine water depth), and practice some useful sailor knots. (3rd grade and up).

$50 per session

Social Study Correlations: 3.1.AG, 3.2.ER, 3.4.HS, 3.5.HS, 4.1.CO, 4.1.CE, 4.1.CX, 6.3.P, 8.1.CO, 8.1.P

LIVING HISTORY
WITH CAPTAIN
WILLIAM HILTON

Meet Captain William Hilton and hear about how and why his exploration of the Carolina coast in 1663 lead to an island being named after him. Learn about life aboard his 17th century sailing ship, examine important navigational tools like a chip log (used to determine speed) and a lead line (used to determine water depth), and practice some useful sailor knots. (3rd grade and up).

$50 per session

Social Study Correlations: 3.1.AG, 3.2.ER, 3.4.HS, 3.5.HS, 4.1.CO, 4.1.CE, 4.1.CX, 6.3.P, 8.1.CO, 8.1.P

LIFE
IN COLONIAL TIMES

Life was different for people in colonial South Carolina than it is today, but in some ways it was very much the same. Students will travel back to the 18th century to compare and contrast the clothing, meals, hygiene, games, medicine, and the daily life of people then and now.

$50 per session

Social Study Correlations: 3.4.PR, 3.4.AG, 4.1.P

LIFE IN
COLONIAL TIMES

Life was different for people in colonial South Carolina than it is today, but in some ways it was very much the same. Students will travel back to the 18th century to compare and contrast the clothing, meals, hygiene, games, medicine, and the daily life of people then and now.

$50 per session

Social Study Correlations: 3.4.PR, 3.4.AG, 4.1.P

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