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


Attention Educators!

While many of our usual programs are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ready to teach and excited to offer a collection of environmental education resources for remote learning. As guidelines and circumstances progress, we may be able to begin offering field studies for small groups, when it becomes safe to do so. 

As always, if you have specific topics, environmental issues, species, or projects of interest, we are happy to design a virtual program to meet your needs. We want to continue to find ways for students to learn about and explore our public lands and become involved in their environments. As a service to our communities and our national forest and wildlife refuges, or programs are offered at no charge

Science Education Programs Adapted for Social Distancing

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Science Education Programs Offered on-site at the Sewee Center

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

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.

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.


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
Email: educator@sccoastalfriends.org


Resources for Kids

• Discover what is living in your own backyard. 
  Check out Fish and Wildlife Service Neighborhood Explorers.

• What can you do to help stop Global Climate Change? Find out at Climate Change Kids.

• Find out how to become a WebRanger at National Park Service for Kids.

• Take a Field Trip to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to 
  learn about Red Wolves on Field Trip Earth.

• "Wild" activities, games and much more can be found at 

 National Wildlife Federation for Kids.