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Community Education Programs

South Slough offers a variety of programs for all ages to develop a better understanding of estuaries and coastal watersheds. 

Upcoming events and classes

  • Description

    ​Come learn about the delicate balance between carbon dioxide and the survival of countless marine creatures essential to the web of life.  This must see Nova production follows scientists as they seek solutions and make breakthrough discoveries. Come enjoy the big screen, awesome sound system and popcorn.

    Limit
    NA
    Cost
    Free
    Time
    1 PM to 2 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Spring is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to build your very own western bluebird house. Begin the morning with a short presentation about bluebird ecology, how to attract bluebirds to your property and box placement. This is a perfect activity for children, parents, and grandparents to do together. (All supplies are provided) Advance registration is required.

    Limit
    Minimum 5 / Maximum 15 participants
    Cost
    $15 / birdhouse
    Time
    11 AM to noon
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Join us for a hands on mushroom log cultivation workshop using local hardwood. The workshop will cover the tools needed and instructions for how to successfully grow gourmet food and medicine. Fungi have an important role in our forest as decomposers, and we can mimic that role in our backyards and gardens. We will discuss this simple method and the various mushrooms you can grow.

    Limit
    Maximum 25
    Cost
    $20 / person / log
    Time
    1 PM to 3 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​on a trail that fl ows with the tide. Bring your own kayak or canoe (no infl atables or pedals), paddles, PFDs, water and lunch. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points.  Driver and shuttle will be provided. 

    Limit
    Minimum 3 / Maximum 8 boats
    Cost
    $15 / boat ​
    Time
    10 AM to 3 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​We encourage parents and children to participate together in this special Estuary Explorers event. Collect plankton, view plankton under the microscope and participate in the great plankton race! Designed for families with children 6 years and older. Meet at South Slough’s Interpretative Center.

    Limit
    Maximum 20
    Cost
    Free
    Time
    10 AM to noon
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Frogs have evolved into some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, they are at the center of one of the greatest mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. Come learn about this environmental crisis that is unfolding in our own backyard as well as around the globe. Come enjoy the big screen, awesome sound system and popcorn.

    Limit
    NA
    Cost
    Free
    Time
    1 PM to 2 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Before the wrens begin to nest, come learn about their ecology and build a birdhouse to encourage them to live in your backyard! This is a perfect activity for children, parents, and grandparents to do together. (All supplies are provided.)  Advance registration is required. 

    Limit
    Minimum 5 / Maximum 20 participants
    Cost
    $12 / birdhouse​
    Time
    11 AM to noon
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Discover the taste, benefits, and joy of ancient food preservation in this fermentation workshop. After a brief presentation, participants will craft their own sauerkraut and pickles to take home and enjoy. Vegetables, spices and fermentation vessels provided.

    Limit
    Maximum 25
    Cost
    $20 / person
    Time
    1 PM to 3 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Discover the world of birds with your chicks, ages 1 to 5! We will explore the lives of birds that live in our local estuary followed by a birding adventure on the trail.

    Limit
    Maximum 15 children
    Cost
    $1 / toddler​
    Time
    10 AM to 11 AM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Join Sailee for a gentle yet awakening yoga practice, all from the familiar place of being seated! We will begin the class sitting in chairs and progress with the option to make your way to the floor. This class is open to all levels and is especially well suited for beginners! Come try yoga and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of South Slough! Whether you’re a seasoned yogi, or trying yoga for the first time, you are bound to walk away feeling restored, grounded, relaxed and having learned something new!

    Limit
    Minimum 10 / Maximum 20
    Cost
    $12 / person
    Time
    1 PM to 3 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Explore five miles of beautiful South Slough on a trail that flows with the tide. Bring your own kayak or canoe (no inflatables or pedals), paddles, PFDs, water and lunch. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided.

    Limit
    Minimum 3 / Maximum 8 boats
    Cost
    $15 / boat​
    Time
    10 AM to 3 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    Visit with the planet’s greatest animal hustlers and the elaborate lengths they will go to claw their way to the top. Meet the shape shifters, mimics, masters of disguise and illusion, and sneaks. Come enjoy the big screen, awesome sound system and popcorn.

    Limit
    NA
    Cost
    Free
    Time
    1 PM to 2 PM
    Registration
    Sign up for class
  • Description

    ​Come explore the bizarre creatures beneath the docks in Charleston, and investigate the mind-boggling diversity of life found underneath it all. Dress to be outdoors! Designed for families with children 6 years and older. Meet at the Charleston Visitors Center.

    Limit
    Maximum 20
    Cost
    Free
    Time
    10 AM to noon
    Registration
    Sign up for class

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