• Homeschool Shark Unit Ideas for Ocean and Marine Biology Lesson Plans

    Learning happens all the time, as we all know and the Summer is no different. Another reason we choose year-round homeschooling is because we enjoy traveling quite a bit during the regular school year. When we take a few weeks off in the middle of September or November, we still ‘do school’ via field trips at the aquariums or museums in the cities we visit. This works well when we incorporate unit studies throughout the year or add activities like this Choose Your Own Adventure Ocean Pop-up Book that incorporates writing and a craft in an engaging and fun way. Since we take time off in the Winter, Fall and…

  • Water Scarcity Lesson Plan

    A Field Trip to Water Missions Charleston | Water Scarcity and the Global Water Crisis | Homeschool Resources

    Water Facts From Around the Globe Access to clean drinking water is something that many of us take for granted but roughly one out of every 10 people on the planet do not have access to safe water. One out of every three people throughout the world don’t have access to safe sanitation facilities.   We know that a third of the worlds population live in ‘water-stressed conditions’ this affects nutrition, health, environmental services, housing, growth and national security and by the y ear 2025, two-thirds of the worlds population may face water shortages. So while clean water is something many of us take for granted, it’s important that our kids…

  • Cape Romain Boneyard Beach Shoreline

    Visiting Bulls Island in With Coastal Expeditions: Cape Romain Beach Drop What to Bring

    Coastal Expeditions based out of Charleston, SC offers Kayak Tours, Boat Eco Tours, Bulls Island Tours Boneyard Beach Drop, Dolphin Watching Tours and a ton more! We’ve done kayak trips on Shem Creek and have also done original Bulls Island ferry trip (I was actually 5 months pregnant the last time we went)   This time we opted for the Beach Drop, something we’ve been wanting to do for several years now! this post contains affiliate links  We headed out on a Sunday morning to Bulls Island Ferry at Garris Boat Landing in Awendaw South Carolina.  It is recommended that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the ferry is scheduled to depart…

  • Fossil Hunting in the South Carolina Lowcountry – Fun for the Whole Family Charleston SC

    Have you ever wished you could spend a day fossil hunting around the beaches of Charleston, searching for megalodon shark tooth or fossilized shell to add to your collection?   Charleston Fossil Adventures (CFA) founded by paleontologist, Ashby Gale, offers a family-friendly outdoor experience and educational fossil hunts on Charleston area beaches. Our family has participated in both the Folly Beach Adventure and the Edisto Beach Adventure, we’re looking forward to doing the Fossil Kayaking Adventure one day soon, when my youngest is 10 years old! (minimum age for a half-day tour) If you have young school-aged children in your family (elementary age) I would recommend the Folly Beach Adventure, as…