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Imagine classrooms without walls . . . blue skies for bulletin boards . . . wildlife instead of windows . . . historic artifacts as textbooks . . .

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism encompasses these experiences and more with its education initiative - Discover Carolina. The program transforms South Carolina State Parks and the South Carolina State House into living classrooms, providing educational opportunities that surpass the traditional learning experience.

  South Carolina State House
The State House and each park in the system holds unique features that are indicative of South Carolina's natural and cultural heritage. Fusing statewide resources with state academic standards, Discover Carolina provides rare experiences that reinforce classroom lessons. There are opportunities to Discover Nature at exceptionally scenic and wildlife rich state parks, and to Discover History at profoundly interesting historic sites like the State House.   

The possibilities are endless. Whether reading the works of South Carolina's first poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, on the front porch of his beloved Hampton Plantation, or standing beneath the Eastern Continental Divide at Jones Gap, history and nature programs bring curriculum objectives to life. Discover Carolina uses South Carolina's natural and historical treasures to develop our most important resource -- our children.



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