June 1st-September 1st
Summer Reading Challenge

HHASC is hosting a Summer Reading Challenge!
We have two groups for students:
K-2nd and 3-12th.
*Open to all homeschoolers*
For more information, please see our blog post about the challenge:
2021 Summer Reading Challenge – Hometown Homeschool Association of South Carolina (hometownhasc.com)


July

July 28 at 1PM
Pop Culture Through Baseball Cards

Free!
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This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Explore the advent of baseball cards, their connection to tobacco and gum products, and their evolution into the modern day baseball card. Students will also learn about baseball terminology that has become part of everyday conversation in the classroom and workplace.
For Grades 4-12


July 30 at 1PM
Animal Architects

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Discover some of the creative ways animals build their homes, nests, or community housing.

For Grades K-5


Sign ups for 2021-2022 events will open August 1st

August 3 at 1PM
Think Like an Anthropologist

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Artifacts share clues that help us learn about world cultures. Step into the role of an anthropologist to unpack interesting information that artifacts can tell us, just by using your eyes. Learn the skills to de-code secrets about artifacts by closely observing, questioning, and talking about them. Bring along a pencil and a paper to track your field notes as we look closely at objects related to the ancient skies.


August 10 at 1PM
Preparing for Eternity: False Doors

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
What did the inside of an ancient Egyptian tomb look like? What did people take with them into the afterlife? Students learn about hieroglyphs, tomb offerings, and false doors—ancient Egyptian passageways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Students then create their own false doors by drawing hieroglyphs, ancient Egyptian art motifs, and the things they’d take to the afterlife.


August 17 at 1PM
A Day in the Life of a School Girl in Nairobi

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city in the heart of East Africa. Hear about it from someone who grew up there! Let Grace Ndicu be your guide as you see the sights (the daily commute to school, time on the playground, extracurricular activities), play some Kenyan games, and meet people, ranging from city dwellers to the suburbanites. Students engage in actual activities drawn from student life in Kenya and discuss the characteristics of a “home.” Discover how much meaning can be found in the simplest activities of your daily life.


August 24 at 1PM
Mapping the World Around Me

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Did you know there was a science to map making, called “cartography”? By looking closely at maps, you can learn more about how people visually interpreted the land they interacted with over time. Investigate key features that help you read most maps and discover elements that make each map unique alongside a Museum educator. Then practice your hand as a cartographer by designing a map of your own that celebrate your community or favorite space.


August 31 at 1PM
Objects of Protection: Incantation Bowls

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Incantation bowls were made in the Middle East roughly 1,500 years ago and were used to protect people from evil. The designs and text were meant to confuse and trap evil spirits. Join Museum educators to learn how they were used, then create your own incantation bowl to bring you good luck and keep bad things away!


September Meet up
Location: TBD


September 16th at 10am
Old Santee Canal
Location: Moncks Corner, SC



September 24th at 10am
EdVenture
Location: Columbia, SC
Sign ups for this event will close September 17th


October 13 at 10am
Old McCaskill’s Farm
Location: Rembert, SC

Cost is $8 per person and families will pay at McCaskill’s Farm the day of the event.
Children 2 years old and under are free

You will learn where your food comes from, the importance of each animal on the farm & what it gives back. A border collie demo, hold baby chicks, fee bottle babies and more. There is also a place to bring a lunch to sit & eat.
Duration: 2 hours
Sign ups for this event will close October 10th


Cypress Gardens
Date: October 7 at 9:30am
Location: Moncks Corner, SC


October 20 at 1pm
Halloween Meet up/Trunk or Treat
Location: Gahagan Park, Summerville



November 12th at 10am
Old Santee Canal
Location: Moncks Corner, SC


November 14th at 11am
Hidden Pastures Farm
Location: Fountain Inn, SC
Sign Ups for this event will close November 10th


Denver Downs Farm
Date: TBD
Location: Anderson, SC 

Our field trips are about 2 hours long. This time allows for learning and lots of time to explore the farm and enjoy the attractions. You may bring snacks or picnic lunches for your group to enjoy before or after your field trip.
The date is TBD but it will be in the fall


Kazoobie Kazoos
Date: TBD
Location: Beaufort, SC


December 3
Lebanon Tree Farm
Location: Ridgeville, SC

Rain date is Dec. 10, 2021
Your trip involves this years craft, a ride on the hay ride, learning about our history, how the farm is ran, and the biology behind Christmas trees.
Complimentary hot cocoa/water, and cookies are given.
A game of Christmas bingo with prizes as well as a scavenger hunt are included.
Picnic tables are available to bring a lunch or The Farmers Daughter food truck will be onsite to buy food from.
Approximate duration of event is 4 hours.
Sign-ups close 11/17/21
No refunds for any reason


Valentine’s Day Exchange
Date & Location: TBD


Split Creek Farm
Date: TBD
Location: Anderson, SC


Ripley’s
Date: TBD
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC


Date: TBD
Thompson Farm & Nursery LLC
Location: Conway, SC

Admission includes a 6 acre play area, animal feedings, petting zoo, hay wagon ride and instruction on the life cycle of animals/ plants.
The exact date is TBD but it will be in the fall


Date: TBD
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Location: Charleston, SC 

All Educational Youth Programs include our Children’s Garden, the Zoo & Nature Center, which features a collection of domestic and wild animals, The Conservatory, Wildlife Observation Tower, and the Horticultural Maze.


Date: TBD
Hometown Roots Farm
Location: Summerville, SC 

Hometown Roots Farm will be having their Fall Festival and Christmas Festival.
We will have a special day scheduled for HHASC families only with a discounted admission.


Date: TBD
Carolina Pride Pastures
Location: Pomaria, SC 

Under our covered shelter, groups will be given a short education presentation about alpacas and llamas. Groups will have the opportunity to feed the herd, touch their fleece, and take plenty of pictures.
In addition, visitors will explore water conservation, the importance of pollinators, a worm farm, and so much more.
We have a covered picnic shelter, tables, and chairs to seat over 60. We have plenty of shade for blankets. Groups are welcome to bring their own lunches or arrange with us to provide lunch. We have large trash cans, places to wash hands, and restrooms.
Duration: 2 hours