High School 9-12

For more information or to book your group, call 843-762-8015, or submit this form.

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.

  • Program Length: 90 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 3-12
  • Fee: $130 per group of up to 25 students
  • Locations: James Island County Park, Wannamaker County Park, Palmetto Islands County Park, Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Carolina Indigo 

Experimented with by Eliza Lucas Pinckney, an enslaved man named Quash, and others, Indigo was an important but short lived cash crop in South Carolina. Investigate the science behind this magic dye, learn how enslaved men and women cultivated and processed it, and try your hand at dyeing your own t-shirt. Participants should bring a cotton t-shirt to dye.

  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Fee: $125 per group of up to 25 students
  • Location: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Rice & Liberty

The Stono Slave Rebellion was one of the largest uprisings in North America. Students investigate the rebellion and how it relates to the enslavement of Africans on South Carolina's rice plantations.

  • Program Length: 90 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Fee: $130 per group of up to 25 students
  • Location: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Natural Resource Management 

Students learn how natural resource managers monitor and manipulate conditions to attract a variety of animal and plant life for recreation and conservation purposes. 

  • Program Length: 90 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 3-12
  • Fee: $130 per group of up to 25 students
  • Location: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Transition to Freedom

A tour of McLeod Plantation, a former sea island cotton plantation, reveals the story of a place and a people transformed. War, emancipation, and the struggle for civil rights moved McLeod Plantation, and America, in “fits and starts,” toward a more equal and just place. Explore how this transition to freedom played out in the lives of the plantation’s inhabitants. 

  • Program Length: 90 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Fee: $130 per group of up to 25 students 
  • Location: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

You, Me & Marine Debris

Students participate in a quadrant study and measure debris found at a local beach. We discuss the impacts of trash on the marine ecosystem and how a small change on our part can lead to less debris in the seas.

  • Program Length: 120 minutes
  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Fee: $100 per group of up to 25 students
  • Locations: Folly Beach County Park, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Isle of Palms County Park

Custom Programs 

Charleston County Park educators will customize programs to meet specific learning objectives. Call 843-762-8015 to arrange a custom tour or program.

For more information or to book your group, call 843-762-8015, or submit this form.

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