Old Santee Canal Park is teaming up with Audubon South Carolina to offer Guided Bird Walks. Join us for a leisurely walk around the swamp as we search for our resident and migratory feathered friends!
We will cover approximately 1 mile over well-graded gravel paths and boardwalk, with some minimal inclines and uneven surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if able.
Must register by calling the park at (843) 899-5200. Limited to 20 participants.
All ages and experience levels are invited.
Saturday May 27, 2017
Based on the 1998 book The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, this exhibit depicts the game in its purest form: scrap metal base lines, rotten wood bleachers, teams made up of brothers, fathers and sons, and most importantly, fellowship within the community.
Until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, major league baseball was the pastime for white players and fans. Segregated and separated, black players were forced to form leagues of their own.
In 1996, author Frye Gaillard was driving north on Route 521 in Sumter County when he discovered a homemade ballpark and stopped to take pictures of the players. He and his partner, photographer Byron Baldwin, spent the next season and a half watching and studying the Gamecock baseball league of Rembert, S.C. The teams are comprised only of African-Americans.</</
Monday, April 3 through Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3 - 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, do some seasonal related arts and crafts or maybe go out on the boardwalk to catch a view of a dragonfly or a turtle.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Father’s Day
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Craft and Movie
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – Parent’s Day
Wednesday, August2, 2017 – Craft and Movie
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – Craft and Movie
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Grandparent’s Day
Wednesday, September 20 - Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Halloween
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 13, 201
Calling all children!! Do not let this Father’s Day slip away without doing something special for the one you love. Bring that special someone out to the park to enjoy a day of fun in the sun fishing in Biggin Creek. Prizes will be awarded to the adult/child teams for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the total weight of your three largest fish. Drawings will be done during awards ceremony for other surprise gifts. Everyone walks away with something! Bring your own fishing supplies. POLES ONLY, NO ROD & REELS.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Pastel Art Work on display.
Saturday, June 24 to Friday June 29, 2017
Many myths about pirates are dispelled in this exhibit such as that pirates frequently sank other ships. Perhaps a warship in combat would be sunk, but pirates rarely sank a ship they wanted to capture. Sinking a ship would be counterproductive because their loot and captives would go down with the ship.
One of the most feared pirates of all was Blackbeard, who was said to increase his fierce countenance for battle by weaving lit fuses into his beard. The story of Blackbeard can be found in this exhibit, along with the stories of many other pirates.
This exhibit was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from the North Carolina Museum of History, the Queen Anne’s Revenge Project of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.</</
July and August 2017
We are excited to have Lowcountry Stargazers at the park for the solar eclipse! They will have solar telescopes set up at the Stony Landing House overlooking the Cooper River. It's the perfect place to view this rare astronomical event.
More details to follow, but make plans to be here!
For now, check out their website for more of their events around the lowcountry.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Artists from around the state will be competing for several prizes including purchase awards from Santee Cooper and Berkeley County. Awards, totaling close to $3000, will be given in five categories - Aqua Media on Paper or Canvas, Oil & Acrylics on canvas or board, Mixed Media, Pencil & Graphics, and Pastels.
Saturday, August 26 through Sunday, September 10, 2017
Come enjoy the "Meet the Artist Reception" and see who won the Peoples’ Choice Award as well as other prizes for the Juried Art Show. See if you agree with the decisions of the judge and enjoy the fellowship of the artists.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Join with thousands of South Carolinians as they clear the beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps of aquatic debris. The cleanup, organized by the SC Sea Grant Consortium and the SC Dept. of Natural Resources takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy. Once the Sweep is over, The Ocean Conservancy tallies all the debris data. This data helps us to learn the sources of the litter so we can stop pollution before it starts.
Join with thousands of volunteers worldwide in this annual coastal and river clean-up. Results of the sweep will be sent to the Center for Marine Conservation to be included with data from all fifty states and many foreign countries that will be participating in the 32nd Annual International Coastal Clean-up day. We will be working out of canoes in Biggin Creek and the old canal and will clean along the banks of other areas. Bring a water bottle, dip net, gloves and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park after the Sweep!
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Let’s make a fall or Halloween wreath. Bring some of your own decorations to make your own design. We will have grape vine wreaths and decorations.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Learn to create a beautiful holiday wreath from natural materials found around the park. We will go on a short nature walk to gather and discuss the items to be used in this wreath.
Saturday, December 9, 2017