This week Elementary Engineers paid a visit to Dixie Plantation.
Dixie Plantation is a majestic 881-acre property along the Stono River and the Intercoastal Waterway. The myriad ecosystems include long-leaf pine forests, wetlands, savannahs, tidal marshes, as well as brackish, saltwater and fresh-water ponds.
College of Charleston students and faculty of multiple disciplines – from marine biology to forest management and historic preservation – utilize this vibrant living laboratory.
Highlights included the student herb garden where campers discovered mint, pineapple sage, and garlic; an osprey nest; a female turtle laying eggs; and finding hawk feathers. Thank you to all those at Dixie Plantation and the College of Charleston who showed us around this amazing outdoor classroom. We are excited to come back sometime soon!