Discover Carolina, an education initiative of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, fuses state park activities and State House tours with the Department of Education academic standards. On a "Discovery Trip" students are able to reinforce classroom lessons while immersing themselves in some of South Carolina's best natural and cultural resources.
While students are strengthening their science and data collecting skills by researching water quality at Lee State Park or exploring archaeology at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, they learn hands on about our State's treasures.
The Department of Education is excited about the curriculum-based educational field trips and the professional development that are available to teachers through Discover Carolina. Through correlated pre-visit and post-visit materials and on-site activities, Discover Carolina provides educators with an opportunity to engage students in classroom learning and also provides them with valuable life experiences.