Lynches River Park

This park’s forests, river swamps, and "canopy walk" alongside towering cypress trees make it a rich environment for groups that want to learn about the wilderness. Younger students will make up-close discoveries with seeds, adaptations, life cycles, and much more. They can plant their own seed to take home, make their own fossil, classify species, and even pretend to be birds with unique characteristics and adaptations. Older students can examine trees, ecosystem factors and carrying capacity, fossils, and water quality. Lynches River Park also offers exciting outdoor physical education programs, including a geography “wilderness survival” program, and archery.
Contact Info 
Address: 5094 County Park Road, Coward, SC 29530. Florence County. Tel: 843-389-0550. Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, 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