Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

The Beidler Forest is a unique natural treasure in South Carolina. A 1.75-mi. boardwalk lets visitors walk alongside 1,000-year old trees, and wildlife, as they see an old-growth swamp the way nature intended. Students and scouts can have a guided tour along the boardwalk, where a naturalist will tell them about everything they pass. Activities can be added into the group’s visit such as birdwatching; using a model to explore the watershed, and how rain and watersheds pass along pollution; creating a food web; identifying animal tracks, plants, and birds; and learning about bird adaptations.

Contact Info
Address: 336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville, SC 29448. Dorchester County. Tel: 843-462-2150. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 9AM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue