Friday, May 10, 2013

Field Trip Friday- National Public Gardens Day- Magnolia Plantation

In case you didn't know, National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation's public gardens to raise awareness of the important role gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship nationwide. This celebration of our nations gardens typically occurs the Friday before Mother's Day.  On National Public Gardens Day, each institution participates in its own way.

We visited Magnolia Plantation because of the special educational programs they offered today. Magnolia Plantation offered free admission as well as 11 different nature, history, and cultural programs. These presenters included the following:

  • SC Native Plant Society
  • College of Charleston Grice Marine Laboratory
  • Keeper of the Wild
  • SC Caribbean Cultural and Heritage Association
  • 54th Massachusetts, Co. 1, Civil War Reenactment Regiment
  • Independent Company of SC (French and Indian War Reenactment)
  • Director of the Magnolia Nature Center
  • Magnolia Food Historian
  • Drayton Hall Plantation
  • Naturescapes by Daniel Payne
The kids had a great time! All of the presenters were wonderful. They captivated the kids attention and they learned so much from this experience. 


We got to study the differences between alligators and crocodiles.

 We learned about the Revolutionary War.

 We got to experience Carnival.

We learned about the Civil War.

We learned about the Cherokee

 We experienced animals in the wonderful petting zoo. 

 We roamed the beautiful gardens.

I hope this adventure inspires you to visit a garden near you!


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