Working with educators in conjunction with South Carolina state curriculum guidelines, the Center strives to ensure that students learn and understand the concepts of ecosystem and environmental issues, allowing them to make educated choices as they become tomorrow's decision-makers.
Why Birds of Prey?
Birds are wonderful study subjects for a variety of reasons, including their beauty and the conspicuous nature of their flight. The health of wild bird populations is also an excellent indicator of our environmental health as a whole. Birds of prey are excellent ambassadors for teaching a variety of subject areas, including, but of course not limited to:
- Fine Arts
The Center's standards-based curriculum helps educators and students successfully reach learning goals by examining the fascinating world of birds. Prior to a visit to the Center, teachers will receive background information as well as pre- and post-visit activities to prepare students for the experience and reinforce concepts upon returning to the classroom.
What does a standard program include?
- Introduction to South Carolina's indigenous birds of prey species as well as a number of non-indigenous species;
- Observation and natural history discussions about habitat needs and conservation challenges; and
- Interactions with live birds of prey and opportunities to see birds in free flight.
All school programs must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Center at (843) 971-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-School Field Trip
- One-hour program delivered to your classroom.
- Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
- Approximately two hours of programming and all-day access to Center grounds.
- Available Tuesday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.