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June Program Schedule

We have a lot of fun things on the June program schedule: You can use the app to register (new version for IOS; android or laptop go here and bookmark) for these and see what’s happening soon: or you can download or print your own version here.   Our official kickoff is tomorrow morning~ please join us at Ancient Dunes Walk for a beachfront pot luck breakfast at 8:30.

Monday June 3

 

Crabbing Dock

Crabbing and Insider Tips

 

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock!  Sign up here
Monday June 3

 

9:00

Spectacles of the Night Sky

There is a new moon tonight, which makes it perfect for checking out the night sky.  Come learn about planets, stars, constellations and more with Jared, one of our summer interns. Sign up here.

Tuesday June 4 Critter Feeding at the Nature Center Come check out our residents of the nature center.  Meet Petunia the Burrfish, our five horseshoe crabs, and Squirt.  Help feed the critters while learning what they eat, and watching how they eat.
Friday June 7

 

8:30

Beach Breakfast

 

Turtle Meeting

It’s officially the first day of summer vacation in Charleston County. Let’s kick it off right with an oceanfront pot luck (come anyway if you didn’t bring something).  What’s happening on the turtle team? Where are the nests and how do we protect them? Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing at Ancient Dunes Gazebo.
Friday June 7

 

9:00

Tide Pool Investigation

 

Ancient Dunes

Join us as we use dip and seine nets to explore the tidepools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here.  Wear shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats. Sign up here.
Monday, June 10

 

9:30

Crabbing and Insider Tips

 

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock! Sign up Here.
Tuesday, June 11

 

9:30

Family Nature Program: Reptiles Join us to learn about many of the reptiles that call the island home.  Sliders and gators and terrapin, oh my! Where do they hide? What do they eat? Which tracks are theirs?  Come get up close and personal with some of our wild and nature center residents. Sign up here.
Friday June 14

 

8:30

Turtle Team Meeting and Update What’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for the Intertidal Investigation Program.
Friday June 14 Intertidal Investigations Join us as we use dip and seine nets to explore the tidepools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here.  Wear shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats. Sign up here: 
Friday June 14 Howling at the Moon Meet Jared, our coyote intern, for this fascinating presentation on coyote vocalization and what we can learn from them. We’ll start at 8:30 at the landings buildingSign up here.
Monday June 17 Crabbing and Insider Tips

 

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock! Register Here: 
Tuesday June 18 Family Nature Adventures: Pollinator Week This week, we’re learning about the pollinators we find on the island: what butterflies, bees, birds, moths, and bats are here and how we can encourage them. Sign up here
Friday June 21 Turtle team Debrief

 

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

june summer activities DeweesWhat’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for the Intertidal Investigation Program.
Friday June 21 Intertidal Investigations June 2018 ProgramsJoin us as we use dip and seine nets to explore the tidepools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here.  Wear shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats. Sign up here: 
Monday June 24 Crabbing and Insider Tips

 

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock! Register Here:
Tuesday June 25 Family Nature Adventures: Field sign safari: Mammals

 

Huyler House downstairs

What mammals are on the island and what clues do they leave behind?  How can we tell if that’s coyote fur or something else? What do the wildlife cameras show us? Fun for all ages. Sign up here: 
Friday June 28 Turtle Team Debrief What’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for the Intertidal Investigation Program.
Friday June 28 Intertidal Investigations Join us as we use dip and seine nets to explore the tidepools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here.  Wear shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats. Sign up here
Friday June 28 Spectacles of the Night Sky:

 

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

There is a new moon tonight, which makes it perfect for checking out the night sky.  Come learn about planets, stars, constellations and more with Jared, one of our summer interns. Sign up here.