Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea

Volunteers 4 Bulls Bay 2018 Nature Festival

Get outside! Bulls Bay community federal and state organizations, schools and businesses come together once again to bring you the 6th annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea. 

Date: 05/19/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT

Location: Sewee Visitor Center, Awendaw

Created by:   Gina McQuilken
 
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BACK PORCH STORYTELLERS 10-11:30 The mission of the Backporch Storytellers is to preserve and perpetuate the ancient art of Storytelling, and to preserve the multi-cultural stories of the Old South, which includes Sea Island tales and stories.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

Bat Program 10-10:30 Misunderstood and often feared, bats play an important role in the balance of nature and the bio-diversity of Earth. For humans, bats are our natural insecticides.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Bat Program 1-1:30 Misunderstood and often feared, bats play an important role in the balance of nature and the bio-diversity of Earth. For humans, bats are our natural insecticides.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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BEE APIARY 10-11:00 We will describe the bee life cycle from egg to bee. Learn about her Royal Highness and the life of the drones. It’s an amazing bee world!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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BEE APIARY 1-2:00 We will describe the bee life cycle from egg to bee. Learn about her Royal Highness and the life of the drones. It’s an amazing bee world!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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BIRD BANDING 8-10:00 You don’t want to miss this very special opportunity to see song birds up-close and in your hand! Learn about banding methods. (2)

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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BULLS ISLAND AUTO 10-2:00 This tour is by automobile/trailer. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the spectacular beauty and learn about the natural and cultural history of Bulls Island, located within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center to check-in and get volunteer packets. Leave enough time to get to activity location 1/2 hour before event. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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BULLS ISLAND BIRDING 10-2:00 Cape Romain’s Bulls Island is known for its amazing diversity of birds, other wildlife,and habitats. Walk along salt marsh, through maritime forest and past impoundments to identify and learn about the many birds & wildlife.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center to check-in and get volunteer packets. Leave enough time to get to activity location 1/2 hour before event. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Butterfly / Dragonfly / Plant Walk 10-12:00 Nature enthusiasts will also be on the lookout for caterpillars, as well as dragonflies and other insects while identifying wildflowers and flowering shrubs along the way.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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CAROLINA BAY 10-1:00 Nature enthusiasts will be introduced to one of their favorite plant communities on the Francis Marion National Forest - the Carolina Bay. Not only are their origins still a mystery but learn about plants as well.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Edible Plant Walk

 
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FAMILY FISHING AM 9-12:00 Bring your family out to the Sewee Center pond for some free fishing! Our pond has been stocked with catfish so there will be plenty to catch and take home. (2)

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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FAMILY FISHING PM 12-3:00 Bring your family out to the Sewee Center pond for some free fishing! Our pond has been stocked with catfish so there will be plenty to catch and take home.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Festival T-shirt & hat sales 11-2:00

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Festival T-shirt & hat sales 2-5:00

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Festival T-shirt & hat sales 8-11:00

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FLOATERS 9:00AM-11:00AM (2)

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FLOATERS 1:00PM-3:00PM (2)

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FLOATERS 11:00AM-1:00PM (2)

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FLOATERS 3:00PM-5:00PM (2)

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FRONT DESK 12:30PM-5:30PM

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FRONT DESK 7:30AM-12:30PM

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Hampton Plantation 10-11:30 Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

Hampton Plantation 12-1:30 Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Hampton Plantation 2-3:30 Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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ION SWAMP HIKE 10-12:00 Enjoy a wonderful walk back in time along historic Rice Dikes that encompass Wythewood Plantation. Interpretation of the Natural history Flora and Fauna and the Cultural history of the Plantation included.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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NATIVE PLANT WALK 10-11:00 Walk around the grounds of the Sewee Center looking atthe native plants,examining characteristics that define these special plant communities that create the perfect habitat for Lowcountry animals.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

Nature Photography Workshop 10-12:00 During this workshop, you will learn how to use many of the camera functions and how to optimize the settings to improve your nature photography.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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PARKING 7:30AM-9:30AM (2)

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PARKING 1:30PM-3:30PM (2)

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PARKING 11:30AM-1:30PM (2)

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PARKING 9:30AM-11:30AM (2)

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RED WOLF 10-11:00 Come see our Red wolves and learn all about them! Is their story a success? “Wolfman” Rob will tell you their incredible story.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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RED WOLF 11:30-12:30 Come see our Red wolves and learn all about them! Is their story a success? “Wolfman” Rob will tell you their incredible story.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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RED WOLF 1-2:00 Come see our Red wolves and learn all about them! Is their story a success? “Wolfman” Rob will tell you their incredible story.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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REGISTRATION 11:30AM-3:30PM (4)

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REGISTRATION 7:30AM-11:30AM (4)

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REPTILE DEMONSTRATION 10-12:30: See Lowcountry turtles, snakes and the Sewee alligator and learn about the natural history of these amazing creatures as well as learn what to do in case of a snake bite. These live reptiles will be on display.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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REPTILE DEMONSTRATION 12:30-3:00 See Lowcountry turtles, snakes and the Sewee alligator and learn about the natural history of these amazing creatures as well as learn what to do in case of a snake bite. These live reptiles will be on display.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING 10-11:30 (1/2 hr sessions) Try out this watersport that is suitable for everyone in a safe, calm environment. Life jackets are worn with Instructors from Nature Adventures Center on site to introduce you to this fun activity.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center to check-in and get volunteer packets. Leave enough time to get to activity location 1/2 hour before event. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING 11:30-1:00 (1/2 hr sessions) Try out this watersport that is suitable for everyone in a safe, calm environment. Life jackets are worn with Instructors from Nature Adventures Center on site to introduce you to this fun activity.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center to check-in and get volunteer packets. Leave enough time to get to activity location 1/2 hour before event. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

SWEET GRASS BASKET WORKSHOP 10-11:30 Weave a small piece of Gullah history! You will be taught the beginning basics of “sewing” a basket.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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THE GULLAH LADY 12-1:00 The Gullah Lady (Sharon Cooper-Murray) brings to us the rich history of the Gullah language and its conversion to English, sharing with us traditional practices, stories and music of the Gullah culture.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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TIBWIN BIRD WALK 8:30-12:00 Tibwin Plantation, located between US Hwy 17 and the Intracoastal Waterway is a premier birding location.

 
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Tibwin Plantation Tour 1-3:00 The earliest known date of the existence of Tibwin Plantation was documented in 1705 when a 500 acre grant was received by Captain John Collins.

Plan to arrive to the Sewee Visitor Center 1 hour prior to your scheduled start time.

 

Wambaw Creek Paddle 10-12:00 See old growth cypress trees, turtles and possibly a few shy alligators in a beautiful black water flooded forest. 2 hour paddle. Families and beginners welcome (ages 4 and up).

. Meet at the Sewee Center 1 hour prior to event. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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Wambaw Creek Paddle 1-3:00 See old growth cypress trees, turtles and possibly a few shy alligators in a beautiful black water flooded forest. 2 hour paddle. Families and beginners welcome (ages 4 and up).

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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YOUTH ARCHERY 10-12:00 . Certified archery instructors will teach you safety and consistency for beginners, along with proven techniques to become a successful archer.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH ARCHERY 1-3:00 . Certified archery instructors will teach you safety and consistency for beginners, along with proven techniques to become a successful archer.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH CARNIVOROUS PLANTS 11-12:00 Most plants flourish on water, soil nutrients and a lot of sunlight, but carnivorous plants also eat small creatures like insects.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH EXPLORATION ROTTEN LOGS 2-3:00 When a tree dies and falls to the ground that’s the end of the tree’s life, but the beginning of many other lives and livelihoods. You’ll dig through some rotting tree trunks to see the animals living inside.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH FISHING SIMULATOR 10-12:30 This fun high-tech/hands-on virtual fishing experience is just right for young fishermen! Everyone will catch something- maybe even a Blue Marlin!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH FISHING SIMULATOR 12:30-3:00 This fun high-tech/hands-on virtual fishing experience is just right for young fishermen! Everyone will catch something- maybe even a Blue Marlin!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH FISHING WORKSHOP 11-12:00 The topics and techniques that will be covered in the workshop include: safety, knot tying, casting, and catch/release practices.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH FISHING WORKSHOP 9-10:00 The topics and techniques that will be covered in the workshop include: safety, knot tying, casting, and catch/release practices.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH FORESTRY MANAGEMENT FOR WILDLIFE 9-10:00 You will collect leaves from common forest trees that are important for wildlife, age a tree (without cutting it down), and measure a tree using tools and exercises. Learn all about prescribed fire.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH NATURE ART 12-3:00 Come and create unique arts and crafts using Nature’s treasures with the McClellanville arts council “where everyone is an artist” - especially you!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH NATURE ART 9-12:00 Come and create unique arts and crafts using Nature’s treasures with the McClellanville arts council “where everyone is an artist” - especially you!

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

YOUTH POND ECOLOGY 12-1:00 Using aquatic equipment, participants will get to observe and learn about the strange creatures that live below the water's surface and how these wonderful animals can help us assess the quality of the water.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 

Youth Zip Line Adventure 3:30-4:30 The kid’s zip is designed for ages 5-11 and ranges from 25 feet in height to ground level with two zip line circuits.

Meet at Sewee Visitor Center 1/2 hour before event to check-in and get volunteer packet. Volunteers will be responsible for checking-in group members & taking photos.

 
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