STEAM Festival

STEAM Festival

Our STEAM Festival provides hands-on, innovative and super-cool activities for families to enjoy. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), is an important initiative for educating and preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. The festival showcases demonstrations, simulations, experiments and hands-on activities by area businesses, organizations and schools that are using STEAM to succeed. This event is FREE!

Just a few of our featured vendors from the past have been:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • AIAA Savannah Section – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Beaufort Academy
  • Beaufort Conservation District
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority
  • Bluffton Middle School
  • City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association
  • Palmetto Bluff
  • Spartina Marine Education Charters
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • The Sandbox Children’s Museum
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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.

Field Trips

Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.


Truly the heart of our Foundation, volunteering is the perfect way to learn more about what makes the Sound so important to us.

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