Education Programs

The Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) is located within Lynches River County Park in Coward, South Carolina. The programs offered at the EDC actively engage students in learning about nature and the environment and are correlated with South Carolina Science Academic Standards.

Teachers are encouraged to bring their public, private and home school classes to the EDC to engage in standards-based activities that will further their knowledge of the natural world while they have fun outside the classroom.

Most programs run from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM. All programs (except high school levels) include a themed, guided nature walk.

There is no charge for our programs; however, specific times and dates must be reserved. Call the EDC at (843) 389-0550 to schedule a field trip or outreach experience.

Note: Programs occur rain or shine! Please encourage your students to wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for outdoor activities (including off-trail walking) and weather conditions.

Bring your lunch and enjoy the day—picnic tables are available!

Outreach Programs

Bring the EDC to your classroom! (Available to schools within Florence County during the months of November-February). Outreach programs are listed with an asterisk.