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Coastal Discovery Museum

Since 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum has offered educational and interactive programs to regional schools and youth related organizations. These programs are aligned to many of South Carolina’s Curriculum Standards and engage students in hands-on, active learning. Students participating in a Coastal Discovery Museum school program will have the opportunity to make meaningful connections between content learned in the classroom and the community and environment in which they live!

Educational programs are offered at our Honey Horn campus, at several off-site locations, or in your classroom. For additional information about the content and learning opportunities presented in our educational programs, please call or email a member of the Museum’s staff.

In 2007 the Museum opened its new facility at Honey Horn, a 68-acre property surrounded by Salt Marsh and Maritime Forest. It’s an ideal site for field trips – its magnificent trees, three boardwalks on Jarvis Creek, new exhibits, Kids’ Zone and historic buildings allow for a wide variety of programming.

History Programs

Discover Honey Horn

At different ‘stations’ located around the property, learn about the creatures in the Salt Marsh, find Lowcountry critters and artifacts on our ‘Salt Marsh mural,’ and explore the grounds looking for various trees, architectural features and evidence of anima visitors.

Addresses numerous Social Studies and Science Standards

History of Honey Horn

Explore the grounds and learn about the people who lived here and what they did while they were here. Study different buildings to learn about their uses and who lived in them.

Social Studies Standards Correlations 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 4-2, 8-1, 8-7

Civil War on Hilton Head

Learn what Hilton Head Island looked like from 1861-65, when Union soldiers occupied the island. Hear some music that was played in concerts on the island. Students can hold a little piece of history at the artifact display.

Social Studies Standards Correlations 3-4, 4-6, 8-3

Native Americans on Hilton Head

Using artifacts, drawings, and replicas, learn about who lived here thousands of years ago, where they lived and what food they ate.

Social Studies Standards Correlations K-1, 2-1, 4-2, 8-1

Island Timeline

Trace the history of Hilton Head Island through maps, photographs and artifacts.

Social Studies Standards Correlations 2-2, 3-2, 5-1, 8-1, 8-7

Natural History Programs

Beach Field Study

Explore the beach and learn about its ecology and inhabitants, the importance of the sand dunesand how to help protect coastal ecosystems.

Science Standards Correlations K-1, K-2, K-4, 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-2, 5-3, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-2, 8-4

Salt Marsh at Honey Horn

Explore the Honey Horn Salt Marsh on three boardwalks and learn why this ecosystem is so important. Students will observe oysters, crabs, and other organisms up close while learning about their biology and behavior.

Science Standards Correlations K-1, K-2, K-4, 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-2, 5-3, 6-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-2

Lowcountry Native Plants

Learn about plants living in the Lowcountry including their adaptations and historical uses. This outdoor program investigates carnivorous plants and plants found in the Salt Marsh and Maritime Forest.

Science Standards Correlations K-1, K-2, K-4, 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 6-1, 6-2, 7-4, 8-2

Sea Turtles of Our Coast

Six species of Sea Turtles are found along our coast. Learn about their life cycle and the difficulties they face from hatchling to adulthood. This program outlines the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project managed by the Coastal Discovery Museum.

Science Standards Correlations K-2, K-4, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-2

Dolphins and Whales of Our Coast

The Bottle-nose Dolphin is an amazing marine mammal that is commonly seen along our coast. Using skulls, images and hands-o materials, students will learn about the behaviors of dolphins and whales and the many struggles they encounter.

Science Standards Correlations K-2, K-4, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-2

Native Butterflies

Examine eggs, live caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies in our 1,200 square foot outdoor butterfly enclosure. Learn about the different plants butterflies rely on for survival throughout their life cycle and ways to encourage butterflies to thrive in your backyard.

*Seasonal Science Standards Correlations K-2, K-4, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-2 

Programs subject to change. Visit www.coastalmuseum.org for updates.

Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
FAX  843-689-6769
      
Coastal Discovery Museum
100 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926    
FAX 843-689-6769 

Main Phone 843-689-6767

 

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