South Carolina Archaeology Month takes place in October, but there are events in September and November as well. For more information, visit: http://www.assc.net/events/archaeology-monthThe Archaeological Society of South Carolina Carolina is an association of professional and avocational archaeologists who explore and share information about the history and prehistory of the state. For event information, visit: http://www.assc.net.
Camp Dig-It is a fun, educational program geared for children ages 6-12 that will introduce them to the field of archaeology. Kids will participate in a simulated dig and identify their findings using archaeological methods. This year, the program will take place on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 AM beginning June 11th, 2013 and ending August 20th, 2013. Visit: www.campdigit.com or the event page at www.coastaldiscovery.org for more information.
South Carolina State Museum, in addition to a variety of paleontological exhibits and prehistoric human artifacts, offers themed summer camps such as African-American Heritage in South Carolina (July 1st to July 3rd, 2013) and American Doll (July 15th to July 19th, 2013). The museum also has events such as Museum and a Movie, where kids can watch a movie that connects to current museum exhibits. For information call (803) 898-4921, or go to: www.museum.state.sc.us.
The Charleston Museum hosts many classes and special events aimed at a variety of different age groups. Some of their summer offerings include camps with themes from scientific inventions to colonial life, the Dino-Mite! Family Fun Event, which takes place on July 20th, 2013, and Kid Tours, with themes such as Uniformly Dressed, Tea Party, and Indigo. For more information, call (843) 722-2996 or visit: www.charlestonmuseum.com
The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education (SEWEE) Associationoffers natural history programs and educational opportunities at the visitor center. Families can explore the nature trails and the exhibit hall. The center also hosts events and lectures for larger groups. For more information, call (843) 928-3368 or go to: www.fws.gov/seweecenter/.
Chicora Research Foundation offers programs throughout the year, such as exhibits on archaeological investigations and discoveries. It also offers educational programs and curriculum guides for teachers to help them integrate archaeology into their science, math, or social studies programs. Chicora Research Foundation also organizes open archaeological site visits for individuals, groups, and school field trips. For more information, call (803) 787-6910, or visit the website: www.chicora.org
The Catawba Cultural Preservation Project provides programs that teach kids more about local Native American culture. An annual three-day Catawba Powwow is held each April. For more information, call (803) 328-2427 (extension 238), or go to: https://sites.google.com/site/catawbaculturalpreservation/.
The Bob Campbell Geology Museumat Clemson University has over 10,000 rocks, minerals, carvings, and Native American artifacts. There are programs and special events for adults and children throughout the year. For more information visit: http://www.clemson.edu/public/geomuseum/.
Hobcaw Barony is a 17,500-acre reserve used for educational and research purposes. There is restricted access with tours and programs throughout the year including fly fishing, bird watching, kayaking tours, and a plantation boat tour. There are also summer camps every year. For more information, go to: http://www.hobcawbarony.org.