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.

Endangered 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. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 March Events at Sewee

 
 
March 7, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Naturalist Nature Walk
 
kid walking animationNaturalist Nature Walk! Guide will discuss whatever catches the eye and ear! Walk-ins welcome!
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 7, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Migratory Bird Program!
 
Three birds on fence animationLearn what birds call Sewee home, who is visiting the bird feeders and what birds are transitional. We will take a nature walk! Ages 8 and up! Register by calling (843) 928-3368.
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 14, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Finding Your Way Afoot and Afloat!
 
Treasure map animationCharleston Sail and Power Squadron presents a youth outreach program. We’ll cover the basics of map orientation on the trail and near the pond using compasses. Ages 8 and older! E-mail lynes@tds.net or call (843) 312-2876. Free event! Class size is limited! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 14, Saturday, 1:00-4:30 PM  Wadboo Creek Paddle!
 
Kayak animationEnjoy a breath of spring while viewing limestone cliffs and a beautiful blackwater creek basin in the Francis Marion! Call (843)568-3222 or book online at www.NatureAdventuresOutfitters.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 21, Saturday, 10:00-2:00 PM  Sewee Fire Festival!
 
Prescribed burn imageSewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative will highlight prescribed fire, longleaf pine restoration and native plants. The festival will feature a live prescribed fire and explain how fire is necessary to maintain healthy longleaf forests. Special appearances and conservation messages from Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl. Click here for more information!
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 22, Sunday, 12-5 PM  Bull Island Beach Drop
 
photography animationTrip begins with a 50-minute naturalist-led boat tour through the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge saltmarsh estuary. Explore the beach and visit a shore bird rookery. Call Coastal Expeditions at (843) 881-4582 or visit www.bullsislandferry.com for more details.
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 28, Saturday, 2:00 PM
 
Pelican animationShorebirds and Seabirds Nesting in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge! DNR biologist will discuss shorebird and seabird species nesting in the refuge, provide overview of 2014 season and discuss protection efforts. 

 

 

April Events at Sewee

 
 
 
 
April 4, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Lily Pond Ecology! Dip and Identify!
 
frog jumping animationWe have a pond-dipping net that fits nicely in your hand. Students will net aquatic pond life and identify the creatures. Ages 6 and up! Register by calling (843)928-3368!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 11, Saturday, 5:00 AM  Bull Island Sunrise Photography Expedition!
 
Beach animationJoin Coastal Expeditions for an early morning boat ride to Boneyard Beach for great photography opportunities. For more information call (843) 884-7684.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 11, Saturday, 2:00 PM  Jr. Birding Patch Program!  
 
Sea bird animationJoin us to learn more about birds and how you can protect them! Go on a bird outing! Bird booklets for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Register by calling Sewee (843) 928-3368.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 12, Sunday, 11:30 AM- 4:30 PM  Cape Romain Lighthouses Tour
 
Lighthouse AnimationEvent begins at the Sewee Center. Following the presentation, participants meet at the public landing in McClellanville for the boat tour to Lighthouse Island. To reserve call (843) 884-7684.
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 18, Saturday, 10:00 AM  Earth Day Celebration! Reptiles Rock!
 
Alligator animationLearn about Gus, an American alligator, Neil, the diamondback terrapin, Spede, the eastern box turtle and Moe, the yellowbelly slider! Call the Center to register! (843) 928-3368.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 25, Saturday, 2:00 PM  Turtle Talk & Care!
 
Kid riding turtleSewee naturalists will discuss their unique characteristics and low country habitats! Come help us feed them! Call the Center to register! (843) 928-3368!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 25, Saturday, 2:00 PM  Sea Turtle Volunteer Meeting!
 
Sea turtle animationHave you always wanted to help the loggerhead sea turtle program at Cape Romain, please join us at the Sewee Visitor Center for information and sign up as an volunteer. Register by calling!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kids Corner

turtle with hat animationTurtle Tales & Happy Hats await you in the Kids Corner!
 
 

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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.

Directions:

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/

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