May

May 12 at 1pm
Tour of Canada Part 1

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Join this virtual field trip for a tour of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Originally called Bytown, Ottawa was later chosen to be the capital of Canada by Queen Victoria. On this VFT, we’ll see the home of the government, markets, and a light show when the sun goes down.
Space is limited.


May 12 at 1pm
California Sea Lion Ecology

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom.
Learn about California sea Lion life history and ecology.
Learn about what makes marine mammals unique and the classification of sea lions.
Discover the habitat, life cycle, diet, predators and common behaviors of California sea lions.
Explore human impacts on marine mammals and ways to be a good environmental steward.
For 9+
Space is limited.


May 13 at 1pm
Popsicles in the Park

Location: Gahagan Park

!!This event is postponed to May 21st due to weather!!

Join HHASC for Popsicles in the Park at Gahagan Park on May 13th at 1pm.
A rain date will be scheduled if needed

This is open to all homeschoolers.

Please register below so we have an accurate headcount


May 14 at 11am
Hidden Pasture Farm
Location: Fountain Inn

We have set up a field trip to Hidden Pasture Farm on May 14th at 11am for our friends in the Fountain Inn area
This event is open to all homeschoolers

*Sign up’s close May 12th for this event *


May 14 at 1pm
Bats-Echolocation

This is a virtual field trip via Webex.
Are bats blind? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal.
This program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat’s special function in our ecosystem.
Learn what bats eat and how they locate their food using echolocation-simulation. Students make a “bat” project to take home.
Space is limited.


May 17 at 10am
Carnivorous Plants

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.

The target grade for this event is 4th grade but all are welcome.
Space is limited.


May 17 at 1pm
At Home in My Biome

This is a virtual field trip via Webex.

Mountains, deserts, tropical rainforests…these are just some of the places our animals call home.

Discover some of the common biomes and how animals that live there have adapted to survive.

For All Ages
Space is limited.


Date: May 18 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


May 18 at 1pm
Ancient Superheroes

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Superheroes are fascinating! And people have been telling stories about these heroes with special abilities for a long time. Join us as we read about mythological heroes from stories around the world. Together we will discover and design our own heroic stories along the way!For School Aged
Space is limited.


May 19 at 11am
Tour of Canada Part 2

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Join this virtual field trip for a tour of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Originally called Bytown, Ottawa was later chosen to be the capital of Canada by Queen Victoria. On this VFT, we’ll see the home of the government, markets, and a light show when the sun goes down.
Space is limited.


May 19 at 1pm
Be a Germ Genius

Free!

Due to the current global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that children learn about germs and communicable diseases in a friendly and age-appropriate environment. This program will teach students what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper hand washing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus will be included and ways person can minimize the spread of the virus.

For All Ages


May 19 at 1:30pm
Soil Food Webs

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The target grade for this event is 7th grade but all are welcome.
Space is limited.


May 19 at 2:30pm
Fossil Clues of our Ancient Past

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The target grade for this event is 8th grade but all are welcome.
Space is limited.


May 20 at 10am
Tie Dye Meet
Location: Gahagan Park, Summerville

Cost: $1 per child participating
Please join HHASC at Gahagan Park for some Tie Dye Fun!
Please bring 1-2 items per child to tie dye.
This event is $1 per child.
A rain date will be scheduled if needed
(Please bring payment to the event)


May 20 at 12:45pm
Structural Adaptations of Plants: Carnivorous

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The target grade for this event is 6th grade but all are welcome.
Space is limited.


May 21 at 1:00pm
Animal Adventures

Free!

Explore animal adaptations, habitats, and classifications. Identify differences between mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds while interacting with COSI’s animals.

For All ages


May 24 at 1:00pm
Junior Star Safari

Free!

This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. Discover the animals in the night sky. Join your COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo and a tour of the night sky across COSI’s 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won’t mind a few oohs, aaahs and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars.

For PreK-1
Space is limited


May 25 at 1:00pm
Weaving Your Own Pattern

Free!

This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. The process of weaving allows people to take thin pieces of thread, yarn, or plant material and turn it into strong cloth and baskets. It is a simple yet sophisticated technology that developed independently in cultures all over the world. Join Museum educators to learn more about weaving techniques from around the world and then try some paper weaving on your own.For School Aged
Space is limited.


May 25 at 10:00am
Curriculum Event
Location: Givhan’s Ferry State Park

Join HHASC at Givhan’s State Park for a curriculum event.
*This event is open to ALL homeschoolers*
Feel free to bring curriculum to sell, exchange, and share with others what you will be using for the upcoming school year.
It is challenging picking curriculum for the new year so we are asking families bring what they will use or have used in the past for others to look through. 
HHASC will be bringing samples from curriculums for families to look through as well.

If this event is rained out, I will postpone until June


May 26 at 1:00pm
Snakes and the Scientific Method

Free!

This is a virtual field trip via Webex. After practicing observational skills of reptiles such as snakes, students will the scientific method as they attempt to discover one of the snake’s natural habitats. We’ll perform an experiment, learn how to use evidence to solve problems and answer questions, and even test our new knowledge with a snake in a mystery habitat!
Space is limited.


May 28 at 1:00pm
Life Cycle Strategies

Free!

This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Through observations of live animals and scientific journaling, students will compare and contrast the life cycles and adaptations of different organisms. By analyzing animals at different stages of their life cycle, audiences will discover the intimate connections between living things and their habitats.For All ages
Space is limited


June 4 at 10:00am
Curriculum Event
Location: Gahagan Park, Summerville, SC

Join HHASC at Gahagan Park for a curriculum event.
*This event is open to ALL homeschoolers*
Feel free to bring curriculum to sell, exchange, and share with others what you will be using for the upcoming school year.
It is challenging picking curriculum for the new year so we are asking families bring what they will use or have used in the past for others to look through. 
HHASC will be bringing samples from curriculums for families to look through as well.

If this event is rained out, I will post on the Facebook page with a new date


May 24-June 6th
Scholastic Book Fair
Location: Online


Stay tuned for the 2021-2022 School Year Events to be Posted!

September Meet up
Location: TBD


EdVenture
Date: September 24th at 10am
Location: Columbia, SC


Date: 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


Halloween Meet up/Trunk or Treat
Location: TBD


November 14th at 11am
Hidden Pastures Farm
Location: Fountain Inn, SC


Date: TBD
Denver Downs Farm
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


Date: TBD
R&R Acres
Location: Jamestown, SC 

Goat Presentations: Lets face it, goats are easier to pet than the bees! During this class, which needs
to be earlier in the day due to the comfort and health of the goats, we hand milk goats, use a gentle
machine to milk the goats and discuss goat care and husbandry. The children can sample the goats’ milk
and possible some goat cheese made right on the farm.