STEAM Festival

STEAM Festival

Join us Saturday, August 27th from 10am-3pm for our 6th annual STEAM Festival, sponsored by Palmetto Bluff Conservancy and the Technical College of the Lowcountry!

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!

2022 Featured Vendors:

  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • Palmetto Bluff Conservancy
  • Beaufort Conservation District
  • FBI
  • ELK 3D
  • Amiri Farris
  • Mira Scott
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Beaufort Water Search & Rescue
  • SC DNR
  • Be Pro Be Proud SC
  • Firetrucks
  • and more!

Also including a OneBlood Blood Drive (learn more), Rescue Swimmer Demonstration presented by USCG Air Station Savannah and USCG Auxiliary and food by Time to Eat!

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.

Ways to Give

Help us make a more profound impact for generations to come, not only for the Sound but for our community too!

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