SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips
Palmetto Campout at Sesquicentennial State Park (Source: Perry Baker)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can’t travel in person.

The agency says it is offering videos and other supplemental activities to teach science and history to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Discover Carolina program started with in person field trips.

Lessons offered online now include learning about the plants and animals at Jones Gap State Park in the mountains, Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia and Myrtle Beach State Park. There is also a program about the hardships of plantation life before the Civil War at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island.

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