Four local organizations have partnered this summer to provide an educational experience for a group of 12 middle school girls. "The Art and Science of Lowcountry Nature" will offer a hands-on experience in art, science and local ecology. Funded by the Hilton Head Branch of the American Association of University Women, the weeklong program combines the resources of the Boys and Girls Club, the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The girls were chosen to participate by Kim Likins, director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. From July 22-26, the girls will spend the mornings exploring the beach and salt marshes of the island with Dawn Brut, curator of education at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
THE BRANCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The Branch Christian School will offer summer enrichment courses in writing, literature and art. Classes are open to students in the community. Register by calling the school at 843-422-2683. Classes will begin July 23 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 16.
Mary Tuchscherer was one of 80 educators from around the United States selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar for participation in a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop focused on one of the early African-American cultures in the U.S.
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Christopher Trott joins the school as principal. Trott brings 10 years of Catholic school experience both in teaching and administrative positions. "I firmly believe in Catholic education, especially in the elementary level, as it roots children in their spiritual and academic formation and prepares them for the journey ahead," he said.