4-H Educational Programs at Edisto REC
4-H offers Agricultural Education Programs for grades K-5 to 5th at Edisto REC through the Agriculture Heritage Learning Center. Two programs are held annually for second and third grades aligned with South Carolina Department of Education Science Standards.
Kids' Farm Days – September (21-25, 2009)
Third Grade Field Day runs from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm in September. Students visit the peanut, cotton, soybean and corn fields, find their way through a corn maze, ride a wagon to the bulls, play a grocery game and do an activity in the River, Rails and Crossroads Discovery Center. Students bring a bag lunch to enjoy under the oak trees.
Bees & Bulls Animal Science Days – March-April
Second Grade Field Day program lasts for two hours 9:00-11:00 am and 11:00 am -1:00 pm scheduled in the spring. Students learn the life cycle of bees from a local beekeeper and locate a queen bee in an observation hive, play a pollination game and take a wagon ride to learn about the life cycle of cattle.
Over 7500, five-year old kindergarten through fifth grade students have attended grade specific field trips aligned with SC Science Standards at Ag Heritage Learning Center located at Edisto REC in Blackville. For more information about 4-H Agriculture Education contact the 4-H Agent Shannon Herndon at 803-259-7141 ext 117.
Take a step back in time and visit the Ag Heritage Museum, located at Edisto REC, for turn of the century agricultural equipment used at Edisto REC and surrounding farms, along with home and food preservation practices. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00-3:00 pm. Contact Barbara Still at 803-284-9182 to request a tour. Small class tours available upon request.
River, Rails and Crossroads Discover Center
All aboard for discovery at the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor's Region III River Rails and Crossroads Discovery Center located at Edisto REC. Exhibits designed to entertain and educate visitors on the history of the region while simulating travel by train. Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact the Center at 803-284-3976 or e-mail at the Discovery Center for a group or class tour. The Center also hosts special events.