Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea
Saturday May 17, 2014
Second Annual Community Nature Festival!
The mission of the Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea is to increase awareness, promote engagement and foster lasting connections with our unique natural places and wildlife in the Bulls Bay community.
Get outside! Bulls Bay community agencies, organizations, businesses, and churches come together once again to bring you the 2nd annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea. Festival events and activities will happen in the Francis Marion National Forest, on Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, at Camp Sewee, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site and at the Sewee Visitor Center.
Events and Activities
Browse through the Listing of Activities to see what's planned and read the more detailed Activity Descriptions. It's a day full of outdoor fun for everyone! Register for activities by calling the Sewee Visitor Center at 843.928.3368 or visit www.bullsbaynaturefestival.org
South Carolina's Celebrated Naturalist Rudy Mancke joins us as Guest Speaker
It's All About Connections
|SC Naturalist Rudy Mancke. Credit USFWS|
Butterfly, bird and wildflower walks
Historic tours at Hampton Plantation and in the Francis Marion
Kayak paddles in the Wambaw Creek & Cape Romain Wilderness Areas
Live Red Wolf, Reptile and Raptor programs
For the Kids!
Archery, fishing, salt marsh explorations, nature art and sweet-grass basketry
Red wolf masks, turtle hats, animal tracks, fish art and face painting
And much more...
Wildlife Art Contest and Exposition
Students from Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School (CREECS), St. James Santee Elementary and Lincoln Middle-High School students in grades 3 - 8 will showcase their creativity and talents in a beautiful wildlife art exposition and competition.
Also on exhibition will be Lincoln Middle-High School 2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp entries, conservation messages, and a collection of research posters created by Lincoln National Art Honors Society and National Junior Art Honors Society members.
2014 Wildlife Art Calendars created by students during the 1st Annual Festival will be for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of calendars will benefit the art programs in the elementary and middle schools.
Community Art Exposition
Bulls Bay local photographers, artists and craftsmen will have their beautiful artwork forms on display and for purchase. Pieces include Landscape and wildlife photographs and paintings, pottery, jewelry, silkscreen scarfs and hangings and much more.
The day will be filled with musical entertainment for your enjoyment. Awendaw musician singer/songwriter Kathie Livingston will open the festival with guitar, playing traditional folk music, nature songs and children's tunes. Other local musicians include LIncoln-Middle-High School Steel Band with their incredible percussions, Rut Leland and Friends with foot-tapping bluegrass, pop-rock group the Graham Crolley Band and, the Awendaw community Singers who will bring your spirit alive with southern gospel song.
Plan to have lunch at the Festival. Burgers, hot dogs, desserts and other tasty fare will be available throughout the day.
|Snapshots from the 2013 Festival!
|Archers Line Up To Shoot Targets
Credit: Olga Caballero
|Awendaw Green||Francis Marion National Forest||SC Department of Natural Resources|
|Camp Sewee||Hampton Plantation State Historic Site||The Center for Birds of Prey|
|Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Adventures Outfitters||Town of Awendaw|
|Clemson Cooperative Extension||Sewee Outpost||Town of McClellanville|
|Coastal Expeditions||Sewee to Santee Community Development Corporation||SEWEE Association|