Welcome to the Sewee Center
Sewee Center New Hours of Operation
The Sewee Center will be operating under new reduced hours effective February 1, 2014. Hours of operation will change
from Tuesday through Saturday to Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
The new hours of operation are expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
Take a Beach Walk for Turtles!
Walk the pristine beach of Bulls Island with Bob Raynor, author of Exploring Bull Island. Proceeds will benefit the Loggerhead Sea Turtles at Cape Romain NWR. $40 person. Make your Reservations: call 843.884.7684 or visit bullsislandferry.com
|Bulls Island. Credit Ben Sumrell|
|Bulls Island Sunrise Photography Expedition February 22 5:15 a.m., March 22 5:30 a.m. Book your trip with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.coastal expeditions.com.|
|Historic Lighthouse Tour Sunday March 23 10:30 a.m. Book your trip with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.coastal expeditions.com|
|See the Sewee Events page for detailed information on these and other events scheduled in February and March.|
|Sewee Red Wolves!
The Sewee Center is home for four endangered Red wolves. Two sisters arrived at the Center from the Salisbury Zoological Park on November 1, 2012. Growing up at the Salisbury Zoological Park, MD, the endangered siblings don't shy away from admiring viewers. On May 21, 2013 a male and female arrived from the captive facility at Alligator River NWR. The male sired three pups in 2012 and hopes are high that pups will be born at the Center in 2014. With a population of approximately 300, the Red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world today.
|Red wolf sisters.
Credit: Salisbury Zoological Park
|Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS|
See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique
heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Jointly operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
the U.S. Forest Service,the Sewee Center showcases the valuable
ecosystems of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and
the Francis Marion National Forest and provides educational
and a pleasant experience for all ages.
What the Center Offers:
- Exhibits featuring forest to sea ecosystems
- Live endangered red wolf viewing area with interpretive panels
- Classroom and laboratory designed for lectures and hands-on experiments
- Recreation Information Center
- Book sales outlet
- Auditorium - an orientation film introduces you to the Forest and Refuge
- Nature trail - a one mile loop trail encompasses the pond, red wolf enclosure and wooded area surrounding the Center
South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex - News from "Life in the Wild" in Volume 6!
Life in the Wild is the newsletter for the Cape Romain, Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin, Santee and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. With over 115,240 acres, these unique public lands encompass pristine barrier island beaches, rich salt marsh estuary and riverine ecosystems, and forested freshwater wetlands. Learn about how we manage these special areas for wildlife and people in our Life in the Wild Newsletters. Get Outside! Our latest edition, Volume 6, highlights recreational activities to be enjoyed on the Lowcountry refuges. Whether it be hunting, fishing, birding and other wildlife watching, or just being "out there", there's many opportunities for you to connect with nature. View the newsletter and earlier editions by clicking on the links below. Want to read the newsletter like a magazine online? If so, visit Issuu.com. Enjoy!