Discover Nature Program Myrtle Beach State Park

Even in the middle of the vast development of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach State Park remains an oasis of green where visitors can learn to appreciate the importance of our natural coastal resources. Through exploration, hands-on activities and personal experiences, students learn about these resources, the importance of protecting them and the need for their continued existence in highly-developed areas.

Contact Details

Ann Malys Wilson, Interpretive Ranger
(843) 238-0874

Field Trips

Sensational Seeds - 2nd/3rd grade

Online Field Trips START HERE:

Terrific Turtles - 1st/3rd/4th grade

Online Field Trips START HERE:


Online field trips are no charge.  On-site field trips are:

  • 1-25 students $125
  • 26-40 students $200
  • 41-60 students $300

How to Book

Reservations for the current school year begin on the fourth Monday of August at 11 a.m.  Call or email Ann Malys Wilson, Myrtle Beach State Park’s Interpretive Ranger to book.


We request at least one chaperone per 10 students. 
Chaperone agreement varies depending on the program chosen.

Facilities Available

Nature center, indoor classroom, 1-mile of beach, fishing pier, nature trail in maritime forest, playground, covered picnic shelters, and restrooms.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the fishing pier.

What to Wear

Please dress according to the day’s weather- it may be chilly, hot or windy!   The weather may be different at the beach than where students live.  Students will get sandy!  In order to help make our teaching more effective, please have the students wear name tags, if possible.


Bring sunscreen, plenty of water to drink and a first aid kit.   Bring bug repellent if you are attending the Plants Matter 1st grade program.