For Educators

Over Horizon Bulls Trip

Educators! Bring your students to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. The Refuge and Center offer exceptional experiential in-depth studies of our Lowcountry ecosystems.

Connect Your Students to the Natural World Around Them!

Would you like your students to learn about native animals and plants and the places they inhabit such as the salt marsh, barrier islands and maritime forest? If so, bring your class to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center for an exceptional program each student will remember for a long time. 

Coastal Expeditions Island Quest Ecology Program

Coastal Expeditions is the contracted concession for Cape Romain NWR and regularly schedules field study trips for students to Bulls Island. Degreed naturalists will teach your students about barrier island geology, native plant and animals that inhabit the island, and the human history of the island as well. Visit the Coastal Expeditions website at and click on Island Quest Field Trips or, email

Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

What You Need to Do

Review the Education Programs to determine what programs will enhance your student's studies. 

Call at least 2 weeks in advance. Groups are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Prepare your students, using the habitat program guides. 

Plan for lunch - there are no food services. There is a 40-person picnic shelter and, a classroom  is available if weather and insects  are uncooperative. 

Educational programs are conducted by Sewee Staff Wednesday through Friday (one group per day). The maximum group size is 60 and there are no fees.  

Programs are from 1 1/2 to 2 hours and incorporate the orientation video and exhibit hall. The programs, aligned with curriculum standards, offer a range of topics including threatened and endangered species, ecosystems, shorebirds, native plants and animals, animal tracks, invasive species, and orienteering. 

Habitat Program Guides

These Habitat Program Guides will help prepare your students for their visit to the center. The sheets parallel the exhibits at the Sewee Center which represent the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest habitats. Please review each of the following data sheets with your students. Each habitat sheet has an overview, list of species, important messages, vocabulary, and map. Suggestions on how to present the information include flash cards for species and vocabulary, habitat essay research assignments, and role playing ecosystem components.

Upland Forest
Carolina Bays
Maritime Forest
Salt Marsh

Contact Us to Schedule a Sewee Education Visit:

Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center
5821 Highway 17 North
Awendaw, SC 29429

Sewee Educator
Phone: (843) 928-3368
Fax: (843) 928-3828

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