Beidler Forest

Home School Groups

Children can experience nature at Beidler in ways that will leave lasting impressions. Photo: Richard Covey

Are you part of a home school group and looking for places to visit? We can accommodate you with guided walks with trained naturalists, activities that can be tailored towards specific themes, and facilities to eat lunch! Call us at 843.462.2150 if you have questions about reserving a time to come visit.

Below are some upcoming homeschool events that we are offering. These programs are designed for children ages 5-9. To register for any of these programs please click the name of the event below.

December 4th, 2018
What Do Animals Do During the Winter?

It’s cold outside! Discover the secrets of animal survival during the winter as we explore the forest and learn about characteristics and adaptations that help the creatures of our swamp thrive during these cold months.

*Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.

January 8th, 2019
No Leaves, No Problem!

How do you identify a deciduous tree in the winter when all of the leaves have dropped off? You study the twigs and bark! We will take a close-up look at some of the common trees of Beidler Forest and learn how to use observational skills to identify trees.

*Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.

February 5th, 2019
The Traces We Leave

Beidler Forest is not a zoo, and what we see along our boardwalk changes from day to day. That is why it is fun to learn about the different clues animals leave behind for us, sometimes there are physical tracks in the mud, sometimes we just see scat! Learn to use a simple field guide and identify some of the common tracks we see here.

*Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.

March 5th, 2019
The Best Nest

Do you think you have the skills necessary to build a proper nest? Join us for this fun activity of gathering materials and testing our building talents to see who can build the “Best Nest.” It’s harder than you think! We will also discuss spring migration and some of the birds that will be passing through our forest as the weather gets warmer.

*Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.

April 2nd, 2019
Our Cold-Blooded Friends

In this month’s Homeschool Happening, we will learn about the most misunderstood inhabitants of our swamp, our reptilian friends! Meet the resident snakes of our visitor center and learn why these creatures play such a very important role in our ecosystem.

*Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.