Junior Explorers After School Program


Tuesdays in September and October
...and now including NOVEMBER!

Participants: Grades 1-5

Time and place: Drop off 3-4:00 at Half Moon on Folly Road (we're flexible for school schedules) and pick up at 6:00

Dates: Tuesday, September 4 through Tuesday, October 23

Price: $20 per session, $65 per month


Does your child bring their bird book to the dinner table?  Can they use 'estuary' in a sentence?  Does your child have a favorite marine biologist?  If you can relate to these parenting moments, then the Junior Naturalist program is probably a good fit; we love these types of kids and want to maximize their interest in the natural world.  

Geared towards elementary school kids in 1st through 5th grade, this program focuses on having fun outdoors; the whole point is to have a good time outside while learning about the natural world around us.  




Schedule (we'll play in the rain and chilly temperatures, but we'll supplement/make up days with thunder or very cold weather): 

September is on the Water!

Sept 4 - Crabbing and cast netting at JICP

Sept 11 - Dolphin Tour with Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Sept 18 - Learn about marshes (ie, play in the pluff mud)

Sept 25 - Visit the alligators and swamp creatures at Caw Caw Interpretive Center (late return)

October is Great for Exploring!

Oct 2 - Introduction to Map and compass and Geocaching at JICP

Oct 9 - Daylight astronomy class (with cool take-home work for night time) and explore the tide pools at Folly Beach

Oct 16 - Bug Fest! and Garden-in-a-Cup:  Take home Bug-themed Art Projects and a Mini Fall Garden.

Oct 23 - Predator and Prey - visit the zoo at Charleston Towne Landing

Oct 30 - Bonus session for enrolled kiddos - kids' choice!

November is Perfectly Cool!

Nov 6 - 
Bonus!  Add Election Day Camp from 8 am to 3 pm!

Nov 13 - 

Nov 20 - 

Nov 27 -  

We meet at Half Moon on Folly Road or on Coleman Blvd for all camps - whatever is more convenient for you!