Education and Interpretation

Native Plant Program

Visitors can get a full interpretive experience at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center by viewing the refuge’s 11-minute orientation video and exploring the museum-quality exhibit hall. (The video is also available on YouTube.)

The Friends group is financing the building of the Beech Hill Pavilion, a new free-standing multi-purpose educational facility adjacent to the Visitor Center that will increase our program capacity and should be available by September, 2019.

A number of exhibit panels are located around the wildlife drive and at Kingfisher Pond Recreation Area that help visitors interpret the natural and historical features of the refuge.

Special events and programs are scheduled occasionally throughout the year. Please check the Refuge Complex Facebook page, the event list on this app, or call the refuge visitor center for information on upcoming events.

The Refuge welcomes school groups, summer camps, and others interested in environmental education. School field trips and classroom visits are accommodated through tours, on and off-site programs, school visits, and presentations. 

Refuge staff have created a specialized curriculum for use in classrooms. The curriculum guide includes information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, each of the Refuges within the Complex, Refuge habitats and wildlife, a field trip planning guide, as well as detailed pre-field trip, on-site field trip, and post-field trip lesson plans.

Teacher workshops are conducted to prepare teachers for their visit. Dates will be announced on our website and via social media.

To discuss our workshops, a field trip, or classroom visit, please call 843-784-9911.

Beech Hill Pavilion (under construction)