Educational Exhibits & Activities

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#901 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 12-10

Public boating safety information. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present boat and water related safety information and literature.The Coast Guard will introduce it’s newest member, Coastie the Safety Boat. Shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie is just the right size for teaching children. He has navigation and searchlights, a rotating beacon, a siren, an air horn, and eyes and eyelids that move meaningfully. He talks, plays music, and interacts with the instructor and the children during the presentation. He even has a bilge pump that pumps water like a real boat; that always brings smiles and laughter to all when used. Coastie teaches rules about what to do and not do in a water emergency situation. For instance, Coastie teaches children how to throw or reach something to a person who is in trouble in the water rather than going in to try to save him. He also teaches slogans that kids remember like “Don’t Just Pack It! Wear Your Life Jacket!” and “Always Swim With A Buddy In A Supervised Area.”

#903 – Cape Fear Community College Wooden Boat Building Program

Wooden Boat Building Program 
(12′ Abaco Sailing Dinghy)

The CFCC Boat Building program prepares inpiduals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials. Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards. CFCC will display a recently completed Christmas Wherry (see photo at right) at this year’s boat show.

Contact: Mark Bayne 910-362-7151
Website: CFCC Boat Building School

#904 – Dan the Knot Man & The Spirit Knot Tyers

The Spirit Knot Tyers was formed from volunteers with the tallship Spirit of South Carolina. Most members are also members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, based out of England and in 37 Countries World Wide.

#905 – The South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP)

Come by the SCYSP booth at the Wooden Boat Show to learn more about the 2016 sailing camp. An Optimist pram will be on display and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide registration forms for prospective campers and volunteers. Early registration for the summer camp is encouraged. Volunteers for the staff are certainly welcome to join the crew.

For more YSP information, please email or call the SC Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111. Registration forms are also available at the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front St., Georgetown or mail inquiries to SCYSP, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC 29442.

#906 – North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

The North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, located on Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, is one of 29 reserves around the US that form the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Established through the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, the NERRS represent a partnership program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the coastal states. The North Inlet-Winyah Bay (NI-WB) NERR was designated in 1992 and is administered through the University of South Carolina’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. Through research, education, stewardship and training, the NI-WB NERR works to promote healthy estuaries and sustainable coastal communities.

Maps and pictures will describe the NERR and its research and education mission and there will be a be a ‘touch-table’ of child-oriented educational items and marine natural history artifacts/objects. 

#908 – Pee Dee Land Trust

Pee Dee Land Trust works in nine counties of the Pee Dee region in South Carolina: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Its mission is to protect, and to promote an appreciation of, the significant natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region through voluntary land conservation and educational programs. Pee Dee Land Trust has now protected nearly 28,000 acres in the Pee Dee Region; Georgetown County has six conservation easements including over 1,966 acres under protection with PDLT. While remaining in private ownership, the lands protected through conservation easements held by PDLT ensure that special places will be available for farming, forestry, and recreation for future generations.

#909 – Lowcountry Maritime School

The Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) is dedicated to educating students through the art of wooden boat construction and other hands-on projects. We use the building process to teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills in a way that is engaging and relevant to our community and our unique natural environment. Thanks to partnerships with local schools and other organizations, LMS is able to provide summer camps, after-school and even in-school programs to hundreds of students each year! Our goal is to bring our community together around our maritime identity and spark our students’ passion for learning and creativity. For more information, please check out our website or come by our shop located at 1230 Pherigo Street in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

#912 – Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is home to the remote, final remnants of a colonial-era rice plantation. The plantation’s Georgian-style mansion and well-kept grounds serve as an interpretive site for the Santee Delta region’s history of rice production over the centuries.

#913 – Credential Application Review Service

Credential Application Review Service is a Group of companies that have come together to offer competitive US Coast Guard approved classes from day one in the classroom to having your application professionally reviewed and submitted to the National Maritime Center.