The Edisto Beach State Park has some interesting activities going on for everyone this month.
Every Wednesday and Friday in August visitors have the opportunity to experience sea turtle nest inventories. This activity is free with park admission and takes place at the state park beach access from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. every Wednesday and Friday.
This activity will help visitors to know how many sea turtle nests are on the beach, how many have hatched and what can be expected throughout the rest of the sea turtle season.
Every day, hatchlings are making their way out of their nests and heading into the water. It’s important to remember to keep lights off after the sun goes down so that these hatchlings know to stay out of the road and head into the water. Many times the sea turtles think that artificial light is the light of the moon, which leads them away from the water and into dangerous situations.
The state park is also offering a “Survival on the Coast” class August 17 and 31. This will take place at the Environmental Learning Center at the state park on the island. This class is $5 and involves a park guide describing the necessary skills one needs to survive in the wild. The class runs from 7-9 p.m.
Pre-register for the class by calling 843-869-4430 or to find out more information.
If you want to learn more about the bodies of water that surround the island, take part in the ACE Basin Boat Cruises August 24-25. These tours will leave from the Environmental Learning center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on August 24 and 25.
Make sure to get there early to take part in these cruises so that you don’t miss out on the chance to experience the ACE Basin.
Call 843-869-4430 for more information about this family friendly event.
The Edisto Beach State Park and the Environmental Learning Center offer visitors with an opportunity to learn about the history and nature of the island.