June

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)


June 21 at 1PM
The Wright Brothers

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
The Wright Brothers are two of America’s most famous sons. Join this experience and relive the development of the first practical airplane. We’ll virtually travel to Dayton, OH and Kitty Hawk, NC to investigate the hard work and determination the brothers displayed during their famous real world experiments from 1899-1905.


June 22 at 1PM
Design Your Own Mancala Board

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Mancala is an ancient game from Africa that was originally played by digging shallow holes in the ground. Investigate mancala boards from all around the world to discover the different craftsmanship, rules, and playing pieces used on each game board.
Create your own mancala board with paper and learn a simple version of the game. Let the games begin!


June 23 at 1PM
Red, White and Spy

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Reporting to General George Washington, students will travel back in time to the summer of 1781. The mission: craft a deception operation to divert the planned British attack on the incoming French fleet. Their methods: covert communication, invisible ink, and codes and ciphers. Integrating primary documents into a live action mission, students will assist General Washington while American success in the War hangs in the balance!


June 24 at 1PM
STEAM: Technologies of the American West

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Students will utilize subject matter from artwork in the Booth collection to discuss technology and innovation during Westward Expansion through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology. It’s STEAM through a historical lens


June 25 at 10am
Blueberry Picking

Address: 212 Twin Lakes Drive, Summerville29483
Come meet other homeschooling families to pick blueberries at Myers Blueberries Farm!
Blueberries are $12 per gallon, baskets will be provided.
Please make sure you wear bug spray !


June 28 at 1PM
Rockin’ Rainforest

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Rainforests are a rockin’ place to live, but why is such a party in the jungle!? Join us for this engaging program that will allow your students to discover the wonders of the rainforest for themselves. Special rainforest Ambassador Animals will join us throughout the program to help illustrate the wonder that is to be found in this unique location. Our programs include 2-4 live animals. However, we are currently unable to give programs from actual exhibits around the zoo.


June 29 at 1PM
Create Your Own Tapa Cloth Design

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
A tapa cloth is a bark cloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is made by softening the inner bark of shrubs and trees and pounding it into thin strips. These strips are then glued into one huge sheet and decorated with geometric patterns. Investigate the natural materials and symbols used in tapa cloths in our collection, then plan your own design with drawings of animals, flowers, or patterns you see in your community.


June 30 at 1PM
Amazing Monarchs

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
From egg to adult you will see them all! We’ll get up close to live specimens and use images and video to explore the Monarch butterfly’s amazing life cycle. Where have they been since last September… we’ll discover how they make their multi-generation journey from Mexico to Ontario, Canada.


July

July 2 at 1PM
Aquarium to the Rescue

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Join us live at the Texas State Aquarium! Discover how the Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rescue team responded to Texas’ historic cold weather in February by taking in more than 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles. We’ll also check in with our permanent turtle residents here at the Aquarium and learn ways that humans can help sea turtles in the wild.


July 6 at 1PM
Adinkra Symbols and Proverbs

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Visual symbols can be decorative while also communicating important messages about shared beliefs and traditions. The Akan people and Asante people of Ghana have used Adinkra symbols to decorate fabric, pottery, and more. Learn how select symbols represent objects associated with unique stories or beliefs. Follow along to draw a symbol yourself and discover the meaning!


July 7 at 1PM

Spiders: Story & Science

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Use sign language and participate in a story about spiders! Then learn and do some fun spider life science facts!


July 8 at 1PM
Battle and Geography of Kennesaw Mountain

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Join one of our park rangers for a short presentation on how geography played a vital role in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The program will feature footage from the battlefield itself as well as various maps.
For Grades 3-5


July 9 at 1PM
SEA ME READ: If a Dolphin Were a Fish

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other animals. Join us on this ocean adventure as we discover what makes a mammal a mammal and how creatures have adapted to live in the sea.


July 12 at 1PM
Snakes Action Science: Snakes Rattle! Snakes Molt! Now You Try It!

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Watch your students. become snakes and shed their skins! Combine literacy and science! Your students enjoy a fiction story about “How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle” and then use art to create their own Rattlesnake puppet! Students explore cool science and math facts about snakes with Miss Liz the Science Wiz. Hands-0n


July 13 at 1PM
Myths in Painting

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive conversation with a Museum educator, you will explore the poses, symbols, materials, and artistic techniques used by makers to learn more about how ancient Greeks interacted with the world. Think about how you would tell a story in a single image by using your newly trained eye to match Greek myths to their correct pottery pieces.
For School-Aged


July 14 at 1PM
Shark Awareness Day

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
How smart are you about sharks? Take our interactive quiz show to uncover the mysteries and discover the truths about these fascinating creatures.
For grades 3-6 but all are welcome


July 15 at 1PM
Every Kid Outdoors: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
In this program, students will make connections between outdoor places that they love and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Your students will be inspired to explore National Parks and other public lands close to home, or all the way across the United States!


July 16 at 1PM
STEAM: Technologies of the American West

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Students will utilize subject matter from artwork in the Booth collection to discuss technology and innovation during Westward Expansion through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology. It’s STEAM through a historical lens!


July 19 at 1PM
Animal Enrichment and Art

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Students will utilize subject matter from artwork in the Booth collection to discuss technology and innovation during Westward Expansion through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology. It’s STEAM through a historical lens!


July 20 at 1PM
When East Meets West: Ideas & Technology

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
When we think of globalization, we often think it is a modern phenomenon. But what about globalization in ancient times? Beginning with a peek into the lives of present-day high school students in China, participants will explore how western culture exists alongside Chinese norms. The second part of this workshop takes a historical journey to the Silk Road. Participants will examine the exchange of ideas that took place thousands of years ago with a focus on areas of technology—and the impact of these exchanges on societies and cultures throughout Asia and the world.


July 21 at 1PM
All About Habitats

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Explore our Promedica Museum of Natural History in an exploration of habitats from throughout the world.


July 22 at 1PM
Sense-a-tional Rocky

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Journey alongside Kaylee & Casey Coyotes and Ranger Cinda as they explore their senses in Rocky Mountain National Park and invite YOU to do the same in your own backyard!
Target Grade- Pre-k through Kindergarten


July 26 at 1PM
Dissecting a Cow Eye

Free!
Journey alongside Kaylee & Casey Coyotes and Ranger Cinda as they explore their senses in Rocky Mountain National Park and invite YOU to do the same in your own backyard!
Target Grade- Pre-k through Kindergarten


July 27 at 1PM
Let’s Play Indigenous Games!

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
People across the globe and throughout time have participated in and continue to play sports and games. Using artifacts, we will learn about the rules and significance of Indigenous games from North, Central, and South America and how they connect to modern games still played today.


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