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BCLS hosts a Virtual Field Trip, “Dye it Blue!,” to the Old Santee Canal Park

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Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) invites teens ages 12 – 17 to participate in a virtual field trip that will teach the history and dying techniques of indigo. You can see the video below.

The virtual field trip is led by Kristin Threet, education coordinator for Old Santee Canal Park. She was raised in the Lowcountry and earned her bachelor’s degree in history and environmental science from the College of Charleston. She has been with the Old Santee Canal Park since 2017.

“During this field trip, students will encounter the beautiful Old Santee Canal Park without leaving their homes,” Shannon Duffy, Young Adult Librarian for BCLS, said. “Kristin will teach about the history of indigo cultivation in South Carolina, including planting, dying and processing techniques as well as the importance of indigo in our colonial economy.”

For more information, contact Shannon Duffy at  mary.duffy@berkeleycountysc.gov or 843-719-4278.

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