K-12 School Programs

School programs for K-12 students and teachers are also an integral component of the Reserve’s education mission. Programs for students include both in-school programming as well as field studies conducted on site at the Reserve and other locations around Hobcaw Barony. Examples of in-school programs include presentations on estuaries, water quality and stormwater, science fair judging, career days, and science and environmental awareness presentations.

On-site programs feature salt marsh field studies conducted from the Reserve’s marsh boardwalk and other creekside locations near the Reserve, hands-on indoor classroom activities, and marine science career job shadowing. Teacher professional development opportunities including workshops and trainings are also offered through the North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR and other local education partners.

Field trips and classroom visits are scheduled based on individual requests and availability may be limited. Group size for on-site programs is also limited due to the sensitive nature of the salt marsh habitats. For more information on our on-site educational programs and school outreach, please contact the Reserve’s Education Coordinator.

Field Study & Outreach Information for Teachers

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