The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced several programs for the fall.
A bird watching program at Pinckney Island, led by experienced bird watchers from the museum, will start Sept. 2 at 7:30 a.m. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.
These varying areas allow participants to see many different species of shore birds and wading. Future walks will be held every Wednesday through December.
Space is limited to 6 participants (ages 12 and older). Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. Cost is $12 per person.
A weekly program will begin Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. to introduce visitors to the museum’s resident horses Comet and Hawk. Descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s, there are now around 300 Marsh Tackys left in existence. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 per child.
Sweetgrass Basket Making classes will continue this fall. Classes will be held Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 10 and 21, and Nov. 7 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students can learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker, then try their hand at starting a basket of their own. Cost is $65 per adult.
Reservations are required for all programs by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223, or online at coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.
The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.