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Field Experiences

The Lowcountry offers a treasure trove of historical, cultural and environmental learning labs, otherwise known as Field Trip destinations. Whenever possible, field trips are incorporated to reinforce and broaden classroom studies, especially in the EEC and Lower School. It's exciting for teachers and students to step out of the classroom routine, board a bus, and set out to explore incredible educational resources at our doorstep, from the farms of Johns Island to the waterways of the ACE Basin to the Gibbes Art Museum to historic Charlestowne Landing, to the SC Statehouse in Columbia and beyond!

EEC Field trips are an integral part of the early childhood learning experience. Children learn through experiences, so it is important they can have the opportunity to experience the world authentically, even at such a young age. EEC field trips change every year based on the particular investigation undertaken by each class. For example, when the multi-age class chose to study Weather Systems, they went on a field trip to Channel 2 and met with the meteorologist. Other field trips that tie into classroom investigations have included a trip to the John's Island airport to meet with a pilot, board a place, and tour the facility; a trip to visit Legare Farms on Johns Island to learn about raising plants for market; and a trip to the butterfly pavilion at Boone Hall. This year's summer program field trips in the EEC tied in very closely to the study of animals, which was their summer topic of study. Some of the places the children visited were the SC Aquarium, Charles Towne Landing, The Center for Birds of Prey, The Charleston Museum, and the Children's Museum. They even went crabbing at the Mount Pleasant Pier!

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