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.
Caretaker "Wolfman" Rob conducts red wolf feedings and interpretive talks on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and Thursdays at 3:00 PM.
October Events at Sewee
Saturday, Oct. 29 10 AM We're Batty About Bats!
Explore the fascinating world of bats and learn about how you can help protect and preserve these misunderstood and vital species. After the class we will go outside and decide on where to put some new bat boxes. Suitable for ages 5 to 10. Call the Center at 843-928-3368 to register for this FREE program!
Saturday, Oct. 29 2-430 PM Hampton Plantation Kayak Tour
Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Wambaw Creek to the South Santee River and experience nature and learn about the history of the Rice Plantations. Come at 1 pm and enjoy a tour of the Hampton Plantation house! Call Nature Adventures Outfitters, 843 568 3222 for more details and booking information.
November Events at Sewee
November 5, Saturday, 5:30 a.m. Sunrise Photo Trip!
Experience the magnificent and seldom seen sunrise at Boneyard Beach on Bulls Island. Enjoy a spectacular fall trip through the wilder-ness salt marsh in route to the island. Call Coastal Expeditions for information and booking 843-884-7684.
November 12, Saturday, 10 a.m. Lower Wambaw Ecology Kayak Tour
Enjoy the fall colors as you paddle on the lower Wambaw Creek to the South Santee River. This is a special ecological tour lead by a master naturalist. Meet at ECHAW road 204 in the Francis Marion forest at the bridge to begin this journey. Call Nature Adventures Outfitters, 843- 568-3222 for more details and booking information.
November 19, Saturday 10 a.m. Jr Birder Program!
Learn about birds and why there are so many different species. Kids will learn how habitats affect bird adaptations and enjoy hands on activities. We take a bird walk to look for birds at the Sewee Center. Bring an adult to be your mentor help you earn your Jr. Birder badge. Target ages 5-8 and 9-12. Free program!
November 19, Saturday 9:30 a.m. Cape Romain Lighthouse Tour!
Step back in time as you visit Lighthouse Island. Learn about the history and importance of the Cape Romain Lighthouse as you tour the landmark structure and experience the beautiful wilderness estuary. Call Coastal Expeditions for information and booking 843-884-7684.
November 26, Saturday, 10 a.m. What's the story behind Animal Tracks?
Explore various animal tracks to understand the story behind each track.Young investigators will paint and personalize their own unique animal track! Call the Center at 843-928-3368 to register for this FREE program!
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:
http://www.fws.gov/caperomain/ and http://www.seweeassociation.org/