Coastal Plains | Web of Water

In this webisode, as Ian Sanchez traveled away from the Fall Line and down the Congaree River toward Charleston we entered South Carolina's only national park, Congaree Swamp National Park, and explored the coastal floodplains. Read his summary of the trip below:

Ian's Journal

As we traveled away from the Fall Line and down the Congaree River toward Charleston we entered South Carolina's only national park, Congaree Swamp National Park, and explored the coastal floodplains. We spent time with an archaeologist in the Congaree, saw some amazing wildlife, and learned a lot about the ecosystems of the swamp. We also got a further education about the role American Indians in South Carolina history as we followed the river down to Santee National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is an important part of maintaining habitat for local animal species.

Scavenger Hunt

Find the answers to these questions in Webisode 4: Coastal Plain!

1. What an area between 2 habitats called, i.e., where the upland pines stop and the hardwoods start?

2. What “Black Warrior” defeated the Spanish Explorers in the New World?

3. What was the Santee Indian Mound used for?

4. Name a species of bird once native to South Carolina that is now extinct.

5. What is a benefit to landscaping with native plants?