Join our education staff on a journey of discovery while experiencing the natural history of Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens.
Choose four of the following topics:
- The Salt Marsh Nursery: The salt marsh has been used for many reasons over the years. In the early years of the plantation, the creek and salt marsh were used for transportation, irrigation and for food. In the mid-1900s, the creek was used to produce electricity. Now the creek is used for recreation, but these are all human needs so let’s explore the creek and salt marsh for its natural purposes.
- Who’s Hiding in the Woods?: There are many animals that call Boone Hall Plantation their home. These animals were originally used for food and furs for the people who were living here. Now we see these animals as a part of our ecosystem. Let’s see what animals live here.
- What’s in Between Your Toes?: There are many other plants on this plantation besides the ones that are grown in the fields. Let’s explore what’s under our feet and above our heads.
- You’re Goin’ to Eat That?: Boone Hall Plantation is among the oldest continually operating plantations in South Carolina. Take a wagon tour around the plantation to learn about the agricultural changes through our history and find out where your food comes from.
- Awake at 4 in the Morning: Weather affects everything that we do from having a picnic to walking the dog to going to school. Here at Boone Hall Plantation, weather is very important because it effects how crops grow. View a working weather station and with proper tools, predict the weather for the next day.
- The Bugs in the Water: We only see a portion of what a pond really is which is a plant and animal habitat. There are many things in the pond that we can’t see by just looking on the top. Investigate the unique food web that lives in the mud and water of this rarely explored ecosystem.
- One Man's Trash...: Archeology is our window into the past! Try your hand at identifying artifacts that have been found on this plantation. Then, try to piece together our past.
- Slave Cabin Tour: Learn the timeline of Black History in America as you look through some of the most historic slave cabins in the South.
Price: $9.00 for Students, $7.00 for Chaperones, Teachers Free
* Education programs do not include house tours.
Length: 2 hours
Grades: 3rd – 8th *South Carolina Standards fulfilled
Limit: 100 students per day
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