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July Program Schedule for Dewees Island

We’ve got a lot going on this summer!  It’s easy to register for programs (none of them cost anything) but it helps the environmental staff plan if you sign up in advance.  July is somehow here already, and we’re headed into the biggest week on the island.  Here is the July Program Schedule. Download the Dewees App on any ios device to keep in touch, OR bookmark this link on your computer, tablet, or phone.

If you’d like to print or download your own copy of the July Program Schedule, click here for the online version.

Dewees Island Summer Programs 

Monday July 1

Crabbing Dock

9:30 am

Crabbing and Insider Tips

July program crabbing

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 for your free spot here.
Tuesday July 2

8:30 am

Turtle Team 

Debrief and recap

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 beach games. No sign up necessary.
Tuesday July 2

9:00 am

Beach Games Wear your swimsuit and join us at Ancient Dunes for some fun games.

Sign up here.

Thursday July 4

11:00

 Golf Cart parade July program golf cartWe’ll meet at the fire station at 11:00 and follow the fire truck around the island, finishing up at the Huyler House for an ice cream social.  No sign up necessary.  
Thursday July 4

9:30

Fireworks

July program fireworks

No, we don’t have fireworks here.  But you can see mainland fireworks (Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, IOP) from the Landings Building porch, the main dock, the ferry, and the rice trunk.  No fireworks or open flames (or sparklers) allowed on Dewees.
Friday July 5

9:30

Bubber and Jan’s Beach fun run and Brunch

July program party

No watches allowed: you’ll need to predict your 1 mile time.  Meet at Needlerush walk at 9:30 (be there early) for the run and then a fun post race brunch at Bubber and Jan’s at lot 13.  Prizes and fun abound. No sign up necessary.

July program race

Friday July 5

5:30 pm

Huyler House

Art Opening

Come check out our new exhibit: Danielle Cather Cohen’s “A Dance with Color.” Her art is already featured in one of Dewees island’s newest homes. 

Light Hors d’oeuvres and Prosecco provided.

Saturday July 6

Mid-afternoon

Sand Art Contest

Come use the natural materials on the beach to build a sand castle/creation.  

You can start whenever you like: Judging is at 5:00.

Monday July 8

July program crabbing

Crabbing and Insider Tips This fun, family friendly program at the crabbing dock 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 July 9

9:30

That Summer Glow:

Bioluminescence

Learn about what bioluminescence is and how underwater creatures use their “glow”.  Meet at the Landings Building.  Sign up here.
Friday July 12

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 July 12 Intertidal Investigations Join us at Ancient Dunes Gazebo as we use search the beach for treasures from the deep and use dip and seine nets to explore the tide pools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here. Wear shoes & clothes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats and plenty of water. Sign up here.
Friday

July 12

Fish Printing

Come to the Huyler House picnic area at 10:00 am and make a fishy design to take home.  Bring your own white t-shirt.
Friday July 12

8:30 pm

Howling at the moon Meet Jared, our coyote intern, at the Landings Building for this fascinating presentation on coyote vocalization and what we can learn from them. We’ll start at 8:30 at the landings building. Please reserve your (free) spot by signing up here.Space limited!
Monday July 15 Crabbing and Insider Tips This fun program at the crabbing dock 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! Sign up here.
Tuesday July 16

9:30 am

Moon Launch 

Discovery

July program moon launchIt is the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  Meet at Huyler House to learn about the moon and this historic event through hands on activities. Sign up here.
Thursday July 18 Shell ID and crafts Meet at 10:30 am at Huyler House to learn how to ID the most common shells found on Dewees Island and make a craft to take home with Hollis & Jamie. Sign up here.
Friday July 19

8:30 am

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 July 19

8:30

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. Reserve your (free) spot here.
Monday, July 21

9:30

Crabbing and Dewees Insider tips 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, July 23

9:30

Ferry Dock

Family Nature Program: Squirts, Stars, Spiders, and Seaweed

Learn about mysterious aquatic life forms just under our feet through the use of hand nets and microscopes. Hat and sunscreen recommended. Sign up here.

Tuesday, July 23 Guided Canoe Paddle Spend the afternoon paddling Old House Lagoon with the Dewees Conservancy Interns.  Learn about local plants and animals as you view the island from a different perspective.  Basic paddling instruction provided. This is a moderate intensity level paddle due to potential wind speed and temperature; kids must be 10 years or older due to duration of paddle. Space is very limited.  Must RSVP with Lori and receive confirmation to attend. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and plenty of water. To RSVP please call/text 843-568-3994.  
Thursday July 25

10:30 am

Scavenger Hunt This scavenger hunt is going old school.  Meet at Huyler House to learn how to find your way without the use of your smartphone or gps with Alexa, on of our Conservancy turtle interns. Sign up here.
Friday July 26 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,  July 26 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.
Monday, July 29 Crabbing and Insider Tips This fun, family friendly program at the crabbing dock 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 July 30 Family Nature Adventures: Water Wonders Become a nature detective as we explore water through hands on activities and experiments. Join us at Ancient Dunes Gazebo.  Register here.
Wednesday, July 31

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

Black Moon Constellations 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.