One With
The Wild

SEWE is committed to supporting conservation by positively influencing wildlife education through specialized programming. A key part of our organization's mission is to conserve wildlife and the environment, and SEWE knows that begins by developing a passion for nature in its attendees.

SEWE offers a wide variety of educational programming for all ages during the event in February. Learn about birds of prey as they soar above, touch one of the Southeast's rare indigenous snakes and laugh your way through wildly entertaining live shows where the animals take center stage.

Conservation is a mindset and lifestyle that SEWE believes starts at a young age. Our organization is especially spirited about building connections between kids and the great outdoors through educational opportunities and in-school programs, with a focus on art, nature and science. SEWE helps children turn their excitement about wildlife and the natural world into meaningful action.

Learn about the wonders of the planet and how to help preserve it at SEWE.

Annual Educational Programming

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary of Jupiter Island, Florida rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, and educates the public about nature, wildlife and habitat conservation.

For more than a decade, the nonprofit has brought the natural world to SEWE, giving attendees an up-close and personal look at fascinating animals, from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and more. The organization's presentations in the Gaillard Center focus on the natural history of animals, ecology, endangered species, urban wildlife and conservation.

The Center for Birds of Prey

The Avian Conservation Center & Center for Birds of Prey identify and address vital environmental issues through education, research, and conservation initiatives and by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds. The nonprofit offers experiential programs to promote awareness and appreciation for the natural world and humans' respective roles as stewards in its preservation.

The Birds of Prey flight demonstrations are some of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE. Attendees in Marion Square can watch as a variety of raptors take flight, while learning about environmental issues and the important role that birds of prey play in our ecosystem.

The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society is a global organization dedicated to conserving some of the planet's most intriguing and remarkable animals - reptiles and amphibians. The nonprofit protects these species through habitat conservation and restoration and land management methods that promote game species like the bobwhite quail, wild turkey and whitetail deer.

During SEWE, the organization teaches attendees why it is passionate about protecting these species and how it promotes conservation during informative presentations. Attendees in Marion Square have the chance to meet the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

Special Educational Programming Through The Years

Kids Art Contests

Floating with a Friend, Abigail Short, Charleston County School of the Arts

Junior Duck Stamp

Children and young adults embrace their artistic abilities and learn about conservation through the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, which gives students across South Carolina the chance to explore Wildlife and get creative.

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*Deadline is March 15, 2024

Poster 2023-2024 WinnerLooking Outside, Emma White, Cypress Christian Academy

Kids for Conservation

Kids for Conservation promotes wildlife and environmental conservation in the Lowcountry, with hopes that engaged youth grow to become conscious, eco-friendly adults.

Library hours are listed below:
Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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*Deadline is December 11, 2023

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