Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

Encompasses a diverse habitat including a black water river swamp, alluvial river floodplain, forested wetlands, longleaf pine ecosystems, and tidal and managed historic ricefields. Programs include environmental education on topics like mammals, recycling, forest ecology, orienteering, freshwater ecology, the red cockaded woodpecker, reptiles, tracks, and biodiversity; field studies on Cox Ferry and Sandy Island; and service learning. Students and scouts can participate in activities such as examining adaptations, making paper, completing a forest scavenger hunt, identifying trees, using a compass, studying water specimens, having an encounter with live animals, making a rubbing of animal tracks, and much more.

Contact Info
Address: Visitor Center, 21424 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. Georgetown County. Tel: 843-527-8069. Email: info@sccoastalfriends.org. Website: www.fws.gov/waccamaw. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8AM - 4PM, Sat. 10AM - 4:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45+ min. Cost: Free. 

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education.

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