Adult Pluff Mudder: Level 2
Summer camp for adults, part II!
**If you have not participated in Adult Pluff Mudder: Level 1, please consider taking that course first. You are not required to participate in Level 1 before Level 2, but it is strongly encouraged!
In Adult Pluff Mudder Level 2, our journey of the Lowcountry continues. This four-day program includes field trips around Beaufort County, a guided kayak tour, birding and a beach walk!
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Location: Waddell Mariculture Center
For our first day we will meet at the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton for a tour of their facilities. The Waddell Mariculture Center is a field experiment station of SC Department of Natural Resources that is used to develop propagation and farming techniques for marine and brackish water species of finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and plants. We will then travel to Hilton Head to do a beach walk at Fish Haul Beach.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Location: Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area is owned and managed by the SC Department of Natural Resources. This area has a diversity of habitats from managed rice fields, forested wetlands, tidal marshes, agricultural lands, and a variety of upland types, including a natural stand of longleaf pines. Donnelley is the perfect place to learn a bit of South Carolina history, search for birds, and count alligators.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Location: Sharon & Dick Stewart Maritime Center
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Our afternoon of kayaking will begin with the basics of paddling. While on the water, we will learn about the importance of our marshes, what we can do to protect them, and of course keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife. If the tide is just right, we will explore a sandbar for critters and shark teeth. Be prepared to be on the water for a few hours!
Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs (personal flotations device) will be provided.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Location: Hunting Island State Park Nature Center Scenic Trail
On our last day we will depart from Hunting Island State Park’s Nature Center and travel down a trail (about 1 mile) to the beach. Being a barrier island, Hunting Island has experienced quite a bit of erosion over the years. This erosion has caused saltwater to cut into the maritime forest, bringing down trees and creating a “boneyard”. At the boneyard, we will search for invertebrates, birds, and more!
At A Glance
From creature feedings to nature hikes, we’ve got exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.
We are centrally located in Beaufort County, where S.C. 170 crosses the Chechessee River. Just take the right exit from either direction at the bridge.
Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.
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