The following workshops, lectures and other events are scheduled over the next few weeks at Coastal Discovery Museum.
The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. If registration is required, call 843-689-6767, ext. 223. For more information visit coastaldiscovery.org.
• March 2, 2 p.m.: Bob Speare will present “Plugging Into Citizen Science,” a look at some of the products available for most digital devices. Attendees can learn how to become a citizen scientist by contributing sightings, photographs and sound recordings to important research projects being conducted around the world.
Speare has been a professional naturalist and environmental educator for more than 30 years and has led birding and photography trips throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required.
• Mondays, Thursdays: Discovery Lab Open House will begin in March and run through May. Anyone may drop in and explore the Tom Peeples Lab for a fun educational experience for all ages. Get a closer look at some live Lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and alligators.
Discover unique and fascinating stories about the Lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and games.
Cost is $2 per person (ages 5+) and no reservations are required. No fee for children 4 and under.
• Mondays, starting March 7, 1-2 p.m.: Director’s Walk allows visitors to walk the shell path and Nan Lloyd Trail with the museum director and discover some of the property’s hidden secrets. This outing will cover approximately 2 miles of uneven terrain, so be prepared with good walking shoes.
If you can’t physically walk the property, feel free to reach out to set up an appointment with the director at a different time.
Cost is $12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12 – no children under 7), reservations are required.
• March 10, 4:30-6 p.m.: The Art of Waxing Camellias workshop begins with with a tour of the Camellia Garden, with more than 130 varieties of the flowers. Camellias are fascinating plants with a rich history that have been cultivated for their beauty in Lowcountry gardens. Join the manager of horticulture to learn a little bit about the history of these charming plants.
Then, learn how to preserve flowers for several weeks through the art of flower waxing and preserve your favorite Camellia bloom to take home and enjoy.
Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required.
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting March 10, 10 a.m.: Take a kayak trip with a certified guide for a close look at the salt marsh aboard a stable, touring kayak. Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife. The tour meets at Jarvis Creek Water Sports.
Cost is $40 adult, $36 child (ages 5-12, with an adult). Reservations are required.
• Tuesdays, March through May, 10:30 a.m.: Kids Story Time invites children to look, listen, and learn! Kids will love hearing local stories and learning about Lowcountry wildlife and history. Stories are geared towards children ages 3-7 but the whole family will enjoy! No fee and no registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• March 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The annual Native Plant sale will offer a variety of native plants to cover diverse landscaping needs, from vines to blooming bushes to butterfly-friendly landscaping. Experts will be on hand for help in choosing the best native plants for your landscape. Native plants have the advantage of being adapted to the local environment and therefore require little or no care at all, plus many attract pollinators.
A large crowd is expected and wearing a mask is requested.