The Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center is at 5821 Highway 17 North in Awendaw, 928-3368 or fws.gov/seweecenter.
BIRD AND NATURE WALK: 8:30 a.m.-noon May 5. Cypress Gardens Curator Kathy Woolsey will lead a nature hike for all ages. Free. Call the center to register.
International Migratory Bird Celebration: 10 a.m.-noon May 12. Programs for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Birders will study bird characteristics, their habits and take a short hike. Junior birders will earn an eye-catching patch for display. Bring a snack and drink. Free. Call the center to register.
NATURE ADVENTURE: 10 a.m. May 19, noon-5 p.m. May 20. Celebrate National Endangered Species Day with Nature Adventures Outfitters. Ride through the Francis Marion National Forest to see endangered species. You will travel to red-cockaded woodpecker nesting sites and to Carolina Bay to see pitcher plants. Call Nature Adventures at 568-3222 or visit Nature AdventuresOutfitters.com or KayakCharlestonSC.com. Coastal Expeditions will drop guests at Boneyard Beach for shelling, birding and reconnecting with nature. $40. Book by calling 884-7684.
MEMORIAL DAY OUTING: 10 a.m.-noon. Net the freshwater pond and sweep the wildflower field. We will capture, identify and release our harvest. Register for free program by calling the center.
BOY SCOUT PHOTOGRAPHY MERIT BADGE: 10 .m.-noon May 26. With a counselor from the Sewee Center, Boy Scouts will learn the basics of composition and explore what can happen with different shutter speeds and f-stops. Space is limited, so first come, first served. Call center to register. Cost $5.
PATRICK MCMILLAN: 7 p.m. May 26. “Nature is on the Move: How Important Are We?” Patrick McMillan is the host, co-creator and writer of the popular and award-winning ETV nature program, “Expeditions With Patrick McMillan.” Patrick’s presentation is a tour of the Carolinas, the Arctic as well as a look into the past and how man’s hand is visible across the globe. Call the center to register.