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OLLI Excursions

 

Lowcountry Excursions  ~  History, Nature, Culture  ~

Winter 2015

Join Robin McCall on a series of Southern historical, cultural and natural history excursions. Fee includes van, driver, guide and entrance fees; lunch extra. Vans depart from Conway and/or Litchfield and Myrtle Beach. Students will be called with specific departure/return times, but plan on a full day. Activity Level: 1 (moderate) to 5 (extensive). Registration required one week in advance; refunds for cancellations made a week prior or if a replacement is found.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weds., April 29

Artfields, Lake City                                                                                        $45       XHIST 457 L40              5

This nine-day Southern art festival competition features live music, dancing and fantastic art with cash prizes totaling $100,000.

Lunch: Old Train Station Restaurant

Departure:  8 a.m. Litchfield Education Center      9 a.m. Coastal Science Center

Return:  5 p.m. Coastal Science Center;     6 p.m. Litchfield Education Center

Thurs., April 30  Sandy Island Tour                                                                                         $45       XHIST 457 L41             2

Enjoy a rare glimpse into this 9,000-acre wildlife refuge. Many endangered animals and birds make their home at this nature conservancy. See remnants of old rice plantations built by African slaves whose descendants still live in this small community. Visit the school, church and cemetery. Depart from Sandy Island boat landing for a two-hour tour. Afterward, participants can enjoy a traditional fried chicken mid-day dinner ($15 to the B&B).

Lunch:  Laura Pyatt's

Departure:  8 a.m. Sandy Island Landing

Return:  12 p.m. Sandy Island Landing

Sat., May 2

Blessing of the Fleet, McClellanville                                                             $45       XHIST 457 L42             4

Mark your calendars for the 38th annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and the Blessing of the Fleet. We’ll spend the day in this historic village.

Lunch:  T.W. Graham's

Departure:  8 a.m. Coastal Science Center      9 a.m. Litchfield Education Center

Return:  5 p.m. Litchfield Education Center;     6 p.m. Coastal Science Center 

Sat., May 16

South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia                                                     $45        XHIST 457 L43             3

This tour is a must for all those book lovers. The antique book dealers will be there, also many well known authors.  A book binder will show us beautiful restored books in leather covers. Verbal appraisals of three books for $10.

Departure:  8 a.m. Litchfield Education Center      9 a.m. Coastal Science Center

Return:  5 p.m. Coastal Science Center;     6 p.m. Litchfield Education Center

Thurs., May 21 - Cancelled

Rescheduled -

Weds., May 20

Sandy Island Tour                                                                                        $45        XHIST 457 L44             2

Enjoy a rare glimpse into this 9,000-acre wildlife refuge. Many endangered animals and birds make their home at this nature conservancy. See remnants of old rice plantations built by African slaves whose descendants still live in this small community. Visit the school, church and cemetery. Depart from Sandy Island boat landing for a two-hour tour. Afterward, participants can enjoy a traditional fried chicken mid-day dinner ($15 to the B&B).

Lunch:  Laura Pyatt's

Departure:  8 a.m. Sandy Island Landing

Return:  12 p.m. Sandy Island Landing

Thurs., May 21

Photo Safari to Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center                                            $40         XPHO 163 L01               4

Join award-winning wildlife photographer and S.C. Master Naturalist Ron Blanchard on a photo safari to North, South and Cat Islands in the Yawkey Wildlife Center located at the mouth of Winyah Bay. Nearly 20,000 acres of tidal marsh, forest openings and virgin barrier island beaches are dedicated to the management of habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, nesting eagles and other raptors. Meet at the South Island ferry, travel by ferry across the Intracoastal Waterway and board a bus to travel the islands with frequent stops to photograph the splendor of this beautiful and serene landscape. Bring a snack, water, camera with wide angle and telephoto lenses, tripod, sunscreen and insect spray, wear comfortable clothing to suit the weather. Space limited.  *Transportation not provided to South Island Ferry in Georgetown.

Lunch:  Bring your own lunch

Departure:  9 a.m. South Island Ferry, Georgetown (located at the end of South Island Road)

Return:  4 p.m. South Island Ferry, Georgetown