New Education Exhibit
January 9 through March 12
“Shine On, Gullah. Shine On.” an exhibit of Story Quilts, Fabric Collages, and Prints by Fabric Chronicler Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston, is displayed 12-4:30 p.m. daily in Learning Lab I at the Wall Lowcountry Center from. Free with garden admission.
January 28 – April 16
Life in the American West is on display daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is included in garden admission.
Dr. Seuss Day
March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, a nationwide celebration called “Read across America Day” occurs. Brookgreen hosts “Reading Day” on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and families are invited to come together to enjoy a read aloud of books. Children and adults are encouraged to dress like their favorite book characters. Activities end with a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The program is free with garden admission. For more information, contact Stephanie Atkinson, Coordinator for Nature Education Development, at (843)235-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gullah Geechee Program Series
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents “Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength)” Wednesdays at 1 p.m., in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. The program is free with garden admission.
Reign of Rice Lecture Series
March 18 at 1 pm in the Lowcountry Auditorium
Michele Moore, author of “The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston,” presents “We Geechee, Too: Shared Language, Food ways, Beliefs.” Her book by Story River Books of USC Press is the story of two working class families, one black and one white, which each is impacted by Gullah Geechee heritage. Copies will be available for sale afterward. Pleased call (843) 235-6049 to reserve seating.
'Diggin It' Spring Garden Festival
Saturday, March 25
Members and guests will have an entire day of programs and talks when you can interact with some of the top gardening experts in the Southeast and Brookgreen's horticulture staff. The event is free with garden admission.
The public is invited to a lecture by Sculptor in Residence Alicia Ponzio. The program is at 3 pm in the Welcome Center Conference Room and is free with garden admission.
Spring Break Camp
Horry County K-1st graders on April 10 and 11; 2nd-3rd graders on April 12 and 13. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Georgetown County K-1st graders on April 17 and 18; 2nd-3rd graders on April 19 and 20. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fees are $65 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Call (843) 235-6049 to register. Sessions offer nature exploration, crafts, games, projects, and live animal encounters.
Week-long camp provides activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals and art. Summer fun and educational enrichment at Brookgreen Gardens include hands-on activities, zoo and garden exploration, live animal encounters, cragts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions are for rising k-12th graders. Call 843-235-6049 for more information.