Hobcaw Barony

Started as a royal land grant in 1718, this 16,000-acre refuge is now used for teaching and research. In the Discovery Center, groups can see exhibits documenting the area’s unique history and ecology with photos, artifacts, and live animals. Topics such as 19th-century settlements, fishing, slavery, and indigenous animals are covered. Groups can schedule a marsh or forest ecology program that incorporates outdoor activities into their lesson. Younger students can learn the characteristics of different plants and animals, while older students might collect habitat data or brainstorm solutions to problems such as land management, species extinction, and fire ecology.
Contact Info 
Address: 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440. Georgetown County. Tel: 843-546-4623. Email: information@hobcawbarony.org. Website: www.hobcawbarony.org. Hrs: See website.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies. 

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