Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

A 1.75-mi. boardwalk lets visitors walk alongside 1,000-year old trees as they explore this rare old-growth swamp. Guided tours can be combined with a number of nature and environmental science activities. 336 Sanctuary Rd., Harleyville, SC 29448. Dorchester County. Tel: 843-462-2150. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Blue Heron Nature Center

321 Bailey Lane Rd., Ridgeland, SC 29936. This nature center features a 3-acre pond, trails, and a boardwalk through wetlands. Trailside displays provide information about local plant and animal life. Free.

Discover Carolina

Multiple Locations. 803-734-0517. With the Discover Carolina programs, South Carolina students can have outdoor classroom experiences at state parks. They'll learn about natural resources, good stewardship, and conservation, while developing their skills through local experiments and data collection. Fee.

Hilton Pond Center

1432 Devinney Rd., York, SC 29745. 803-684-5852. The most active bird research center in South Carolina’s Piedmont. Groups can schedule a field trip to learn about wildflowers, animals, invasive species, Hilton pond, and more. Most trips have opportunities to capture, identify, band, and release a bird. Fee.

Scout Carolina

Multiple Locations. 803-734-0156. The new Scout Carolina program provides a way for scouts to be recognized for their accomplishments while camping at a park or completing a service project at a park. Scouts will enjoy activities such as scavenger hunts, orienteering, group camping, hiking, canoeing, and more. Free.