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Alligator Adventure

When: Sat., June 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 2015

After picking up on the fact that the area’s growth has led to more and more Lowcountry residents running into alligators, Kristina Wheeler of Charleston County Parks decided to host Alligator Adventure, an educational tour of alligators’ ecosystems. The tour starts off with a hands-on demonstration of alligator parts like teeth and scoots, the individual bones that make up an alligator’s back. Wheeler then leads the group into the alligator’s natural habitat to see if they can spot one. She brings a scope so they can get a good look at the gators, without actually getting too close. If you can’t make it to one of Wheeler’s presentations, she offers some pro tips. Most importantly: never feed an alligator. Alligators are a keystone species in the South, which means they play a crucial role in the local ecosystem, so it’s important to educate youngsters about living with and preserving them. Register in advance for this program, including chaperones for those 15 and under.

Connelly Hardaway

Price: $9/ person, $7 CCR Discount

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