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June 20, 2019 from 5PM - 7PM

Join us at the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden in Night Heron Park for an evening of music with the Shem Creek Trio (a selection of Shem Creek Boogie Band members). Bring your own seating, libations, and an appetizer to share while enjoying this live musical performance. Take a stroll through the Garden with one of the Conservancy Garden Keepers and learn how we're "Growing Native."

Reservations are NOT required for this complimentary program!

* Parking will be available near the Garden

This program is sponsored by the Salty Dog Bohicket

Select Mondays June - August @ 9:00AM

Join us at The Sandcastle (1 Shipwatch Road) for this free series of family-friendly activities sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association.

Turtle Nesting Patrol: July 29 @ 9:00 AM
A family-friendly sea turtle talk and beach activity with Lynne Sager, Captain and Permit Holder of Kiawah Turtle Patrol. Join us at The Sandcastle at 9:00 AM to learn about Kiawah's endangered sea turtles and participate in a turtle nesting simulation.

Turtle Hatching Patrol: July 15 and August 5 @ 9:00 AM
A family-friendly sea turtle talk and beach activity with Lynne Sager, Captain and Permit Holder of Kiawah Turtle Patrol. Join us at The Sandcastle at 9:00 AM to learn about Kiawah's endangered sea turtles and participate in a turtle nesting simulation.

Secretive Shorebirds: June 24 and July 22 @ 9:00 AM
A family-friendly shorebird talk and beach activity with Bette Popillo, Kiawah Island Shorebird Stewardship program coordinator. Join us at The Sandcastle at 9:00 AM to learn about Kiawah's often-secretive shorebirds, why they're so special, and how you can share the beach with them.

Space is limited. Reservations requested.

Proper attire required (cover-ups and shoes). No wet bathing suits.

Select Tuesdays June 18 - August @ 9:00AM

Join us for this free series of family-friendly nature walks sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and Town of Kiawah Island.

Walk on the Wild Side at The Preserve
June 25, July 23, and August 6 @ 9:00 AM

A family-friendly guided nature tour exploring The Preserve Nature Trail. Examine a variety of wildlife-friendly habitats as we look for signs of birds, alligators, and other wildlife species. See majestic views from the Blue Heron Pond Tower and beyond. We will meet at The Preserve parking area located on Grey Widgeon Lane.

Habitat Safari at the Maritime Forest Reserve & Nature Trail
July 16 and July 30 @ 9:00 AM

A family-friendly guided nature tour exploring the Maritime Forest Reserve and Nature Trail (133 Conifer Lane) with Dr. Jane Ellis. Learn about the uniqueness and importance of the maritime forest and how you can help protect Kiawah's native habitats and wildlife species.

Space is limited. Reservations requested.

Tuedsday's June 18 - August 5 @ 4:00PM

Join us at The Sandcastle (1 Shipwatch Road) for a FREE Conservancy Movie Matinee. Enjoy a selection of movie snacks and drinks while you watch the Kiawah Conservancy's sea turtle, alligator, shorebird, and bobcat documentary shorts. This is sure to be a great family-friendly activity.

Showtimes take place every Tuesday @ 4:00PM beginning June 18 and running through August 5!

This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association

Space is limited. Reservations requested.

Proper Attire required (cover-ups and shoes). No Wet Bathing Suits.

Monday, July 1, 2019 @ 3PM

Come meet sea life naturalist Dr David Plourd (AKA Dr Dave) and learn about sea turtles of the North Atlantic.

See these beautiful and graceful swimmers in their natural element with fascinating insights into their migration, diet, reproduction, and behavioral differences between the genders. Explore if and how turtles express emotion – you be the judge.

This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association

Proper Attire required (cover-ups and shoes). No Wet Bathing Suits.

Photo by Dr Dave Plourd

JULY 2019

Calling all kids ages 7-12... 

Join the cast of Edie's Fairytale Theatre for a fun-filled week of Conservancy Kids Theatre.

 

SESSION 1: JULY 1-5, 2019
KIAWAH ANIMAL JAMBOREE
9:00AM - 11:30PM
The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island

SESSION 2: JULY 8-12, 2019
PETER PAN & HIS ANIMAL BAND
9:00AM - 11:30PM
The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island

Cost:  $200 per session

This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and Kiawah Island Community Association

*Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Payment in full is due upon registration. Non-Refundable

Naturally Kiawah Volume 41

Our newest issue of Naturally Kiawah magazine is available for online viewing now! This issue, themed KiaWonder, is dedicated to all the wonders that Kiawah has to offer. So pull up a comfortable chair, outdoors somewhere if possible, and come behold the wonders of Kiawah Island with us.

If you're on our mailing list you should have received your printed copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 41 by now. If you're not on our list, you can sign up here to receive the next published issue.

The Mystery and Magic of Bobcats

Have you seen our documentary on Kiawah's bobcats?

If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Learn about Kiawah's bobcat population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect these elusive creatures.

This documentary is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy with a grant from the Town of Kiawah Island.

Self-Guided Tours

Discover stories unique to Kiawah as you enjoy our self-guided Naturally Kiawah Pathways tours of the Island's scenic pathways. Download the free TravelStorys app and take a tour today! There are eight exciting options to choose from.

LEARN MORE

Have you seen our newest documentary on the shorebirds of Kiawah? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Learn about Kiawah's shorebirds and Island efforts to preserve and protect these amazing and threatened species.

Have you seen our documentary on the American alligator?
If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Learn about Kiawah's thriving alligator population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect this modern day dinosaur.

Thank you to our sponsors: Taylor Agency Insurance and Town of Kiawah Island for their generous support.

Have you seen our documentary on the the loggerhead sea turtle? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Watch as the mother turtle emerges from the ocean and makes her way to the dunes to dig her nest and lay her clutch of eggs. Learn about Kiawah's thriving Turtle Patrol and their efforts to preserve this amazing species. See the hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to the ocean. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of Kiawah Island’s most iconic and noble species.