For Educators


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!

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.

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

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.