Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center Events

The Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center offers a variety of really cool programs and hands-on displays designed to introduce visitors to the unique heritage and natural history of South Carolina's lowcountry, the national forest and the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge. Please scroll down the page to see the full variety of this month's events. 

Two red wolves live at Sewee!

red wolf walking animationred wolf walking animationWolfman Rob conducts Red wolf discussions & feedings on Saturdays
11:00 AM-12:00 PM and Thursdays 3-4 PM. 



October Events at Sewee

October 18, Saturday, Garris Boat Landing, 12:30-4:00 PM  Coastal Expeditions Guided Walk on Bulls Island!
hiker animationMeet at Garris Landing, 498 Bulls Island Road in Awendaw and board the 12:30 ferry, walk in paradise and then depart at 4:00 PM. Participants discover what makes this barrier island so special...the maritime forest, the freshwater ponds, countless wildlife species that call Bulls Island home. For info. call 843 884-7684.
October 18, Saturday, 9:00 AM   In honor of National Wildlife Week! Family Fishing Day at Sewee Pond!
Kid vs fish animationOnce you caught your “limit” come inside the Center & visit our exhibit hall! Pick up a “I see something you don’t see & it’s a _______” hand-out at the front desk!
October 25, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Jr. Ranger Wilderness Explorer Program!
Forest Ranger animationIn this activity participants will make a paper window frame and then going on a short nature walk! Participants will view nature through the window frame and then draw it. Students will compare nature and man-made settings. Activity suitable for ages 6 and up! Call the Center to register 843-928-3368 but walkins are welcome!
November Events at Sewee

Nov. 1, Saturday, 10:00 AM at trailhead Sewee Shell Ring guided nature walk!
Hiking animation 2Meet Forest Archeologist Olga at the trail head for this delightful forest walk and insightful information about the Sewee Indians’ dwelling and ceremonial sites. Call the Center to register for this FREE PROGRAM! (843) 928-3368! 

Nov. 8, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Leaf through Leaves!
falling leaves animationCreate a plant scrapbook with leaf rubbings and journal useful facts about our native plants. FREE PROGRAM! (843) 928-3368!
Nov. 15, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Celebrate America Recycle Day with a Double Whammy! 

Slideshow_clean up iconsMakin’ Paper and learning the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle)! 
Nov.15, Saturday, 2:00 PM  Book Reading
open book animationThe Sewee naturalist will read “Why would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?” and lead a meet-a-tree walk.
Nov 16, Sunday,Presentation 11:30 AM, Boarding 1:00 PM  Cape Romain Lighthouse Island Tour.
Lighthouse AnimationThe popular event begins with a slide presentation on the history of the two lighthouses at the Sewee Visitor Center. Following the presentation, participants will drive to the McClellanville boat landing and board the Coastal Expedition’s Caretta to travel to the Island. Call Coastal Expeditions for reservations & details! (843) 884-7684.

Nov. 22, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Be a Bulls Bay Birding Buddy!
vogel animationLet’s check out what birds come to the bird feeders and what feathered friends favor the woodlands. Binoculars and field guides will be provided! FREE PROGRAM! Walk-ins welcome! 

Kids Corner    
Possum animationFind out Why Possum has a Naked Tail? Told by Joseph Bruchac!
Thanksgiving animationSewee Center will be closed November 26 through November 29! Sewee will re-open December 3. 
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For More Information:

Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429
Phone: (843) 928-3368  Fax: (843) 928-3828
Hours: Wednesday—Saturday, 9 a.m. — 5  p.m.


From Charleston, take U.S. Highway 17 north about 18 miles. The center is located on the right.

Check out these websites for more information on the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Sewee Association: and