Lowcountry Animals and their Habitats

Students, click on this link for fun resources:
Lowcountry Animals & Their Habitats Livebinder

Save the Lowcountry Habitats
Make your own word cloud at https://www.wordclouds.com/!

Some of the animals that live in the Lowcountry and some animal and habitat terms to learn:


Animal and Habitat terms

Bear (black bear)
Crab (blue crab)
Deer (whitetail deer)
Dolphin (bottlenose dolphin)
Duck (wood duck)
Insects (Carolina mantid)
Salamander (spotted salamander)
Sea turtle (loggerhead sea turtle)
Shark (whale shark)
Spider (Carolina wolf spider)
Whale (Right whale)
Wild Turkey
Marsh Tacky

Lowcountry predators
        Lowcountry animal habitats
        Salt marsh
        Pluff mud

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Find your animal and its habitat in SC DISCUS!

Britannica School Elementary: Animal Kingdom https://school-eb

  • Go to the SC Discus App on your iPad
  • Click on ‘By Grade Level’ and ‘Early Childhood & Elementary’
  • Click on ‘Animal Kingdom’ under “Elementary school’
  • Type your animal in the search box by ‘Britannica School Elementary’
  • Find your animal!

StudySC: SC State Animals https://www.studysc.org/elementary/animals-and-plants 

  • Go to the SC Discus App on your iPad
  • Click on ‘By Grade Level’ and ‘Early Childhood & Elementary’
  • Click on ‘StudySC under “Elementary school’
  • Click on ‘Grade Levels’ and ‘Elementary’
  • Click on ‘Animals & Plants’
  • Click a link under ‘State Animals’, ‘Animals’ or ‘Specific Animals’ and click on it – explore the site and choose your animal!

Find a Habitat at SC ETV Knowitall.org!  https://www.knowitall.org  

  • From Google, type knowitall.org
  • Type 'habitats' in the search box
  • See 'Environments & Habitats' and 'Habitats'
  • Find your habitat!

Learn about sea turtles and how we are protecting the sea turtle in South Carolina. Click on a title to go to the site!

  1. Read along with One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies 
  2. San Diego Zoo Kids  -  Sea Turtle Rescue.   All about the SC Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Hospital.
  3. All Things Animal TV  -  Sea Turtles: Animals for Kids.  Sea turtles in simple words.
  4. Public Broadcasting System  -  How Baby Sea Turtles Find Their Way Home.  Great story about sea turtles as well as about their conservation.
  5. South Carolina ETV Commission (knowitall.org)  -  Exhibit Allows Visitor to Care for Sea Turtles: Palmetto Scene.   Great video about the SC Aquarium Sea Turtle Rehabilitation program.
  6. South Carolina ETV Commission (knowitall.org)  - Loggerhead Turtle: Environmental Minutes.  All about our state reptile,  the Loggerhead  sea turtle. 
  7. Sea World/Busch Gardens  - All About Sea Turtles
  8. Nat Geo Kids  - Turtle Time - What Sam Sees.  About sea turtle rehabilitation.
  9. Nat Geo Wild  -  Baby Turtle Swimming Frenzy.   Baby sea turtles hatch and make their perilous way to the sea.
  10. South Carolina Aquarium  -  SC Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital.  What the students will get to see when they visit the SC Aquarium!
  11. TED-Ed  -  The Survival of the Sea Turtle.  Life cycle of the sea turtle.
    Natural World Facts  -  Facts About the Sea Turtle.  Kids tell kids about the sea turtle. 

Ask to play the SC DNR Sea Turtle Conservation game!
Sea Turtle Conservation game

Find your animal and habitat from these books, located on the Habitat Book Cart!

  1. E BAL. Crabbing: a lowcountry family tradition.  Balsley, Tilda (2016).  A story about boys who learn from their grandfather about the tradition of catching crabs from a saltwater creek.
  2. E CAI Little Turtle and the Song of the Sea. Cain, Sheridan (2000).  Use poetry to cheer Little Turtle on his perilous journey to the sea.
  3. E CLI.  Clinton, Chelsea (2019). Don’t let them disappear: 12 endangered species across the globe. How we can help the beautiful animals that share our planet.
  4. E DAV. Davies, Nicola (2005).  One tiny turtle.  Beautiful rhyming story about the sea turtle’s journey.
  5. E PIR Turtle Bay. Pirotta, Saviour (1997). Jiro-Tan learns about the secrets of his turtle friends as he  waits for them to make their way to the beach.
  6. E SAL El caracol de la tortuga. Salzmann, Mary (200). The sea turtle Mariana and her siblings have an adventure on their first trip to the ocean.


  1. 372.35 PRE. Animal habitats!: learning about North American animals & plants through art, science & creative play.  Press, Judy (2005).  You will learn that a habitat is a home and who can live there.
  2. 571.8 EVA. Tadpole to frog: animals grow up.  Evens, Shira (2018). Learn how frogs grow and change and where they live.
  3. 577. MIC. Nature’s Patchwork quilt: understanding habitats. Miche, M. (2012).  Earth’s habitats are spread out over the earth like a big patchwork quilt!
  4. 577.63 MES. Over and under the pond. Messner, Kate (2017).  A secret underwater world is brought to life!
  5. 577.68 LIO.  A home in the swamp. Lion, David C. (2007). What creatures live in the swamp?  Let’s find out!
  6. 577.68 HEO. Do you really want to visit a wetland? Heos, Bridget, (2015). A child visits the Florida Everglades and sees many animals.  Map included.
  7. 577.68. MIL.  Life in Freshwater Marshes.  Miller, Mirella (2015).  The freshwater marsh biome.577.69 KUR.  A day in the salt marsh by Kurtz, K. (2007). Spend a day in the salt mash and see who lives there.
  8. 578.73 LIN. In the woods. Lindeen, Mary (2016). Take a walk in the woods to see all the interesting plants and animals that live there.
  9. 590 v.7 AMA. Amazing animals of the world 3: Brown-Salamander, Spotted. (Volume 07), (2006). Explore an encyclopedia to learn about the spotted salamander.
  10. 591.56 ALO.  Underground habitats.  Aloian, Molly (2007). Let’s learn what animals live underground.
  11. 591.7 STO. Sand, leaf, or coral reef : a book about animal habitats.  Stockland, Patricia M. (2005). Learn how many animals can adapt to their changing habitats!
  12. 591.76 BRE. Baby animals of the wetlands. Bredeson, Carmen (2011). Learn how baby animals live in our swampy wetlands.
  13. 595.3 DOU.  Crab. Douglas, Lloyd G. (2005).  Some really cool facts about crabs and how they live.
  14. 595.4 GLE Wolf spiders.  Gleisner, Jenna Lee (2019).  Where do wolf spiders live and what does a wolf spider look like?     
  15. 595.7 COO. Praying mantises.  Cooper, Jason (2006). Learn about one of the coolest insects ever that live right in your back yard!   
  16. 597.3 CAR. Gigantic whale sharks. Carrington, S. (2018). These sharks are really, really big and have 3,000 teeth!  Get this book to learn more!
  17. 597.3 PAL. Whale sharks.  Palmer, Sarah (1989). Is this the biggest shark of all?  Read all about them!
  18. 597.3 ARN. Fly Guy presents: sharks. Arnold, Tedd (2013). Fly Guy and Buzz are on a field trip to the aquarium!  What happens when they meet the sharks?
  19. 597.92 MAR.  Turtles. Marsh, Laura F. (2016). Learn about where turtles live.
  20. 597.92. RAT. Carolina’s story: sea turtles get sick, too. Rathmell, Donna (2007). See how Carolina was treated for the flu and returned to the sea.
  21. 597.92 BAR. Ten reasons to love a turtle. Barr, K. (2017). Learn what you can do to keep sea turtles safe in their environment.
  22. 597.92 GLE. Sea Turtles circle. Gleichauf, P. (2019). Fascinating facts about sea turtles in rhyme.
  23. 597.928 MAR. National Geographic Readers: Sea turtles. Marsh, L. (2011). Did you know sea turtles have their own internal GPS?  Learn more here!
  24. 597.928 GIB. Sea turtles. Gibbons, G. (1995). Is the sea turtle descended from dinosaurs?  How long do they live?  Let’s find out! 597.98 BLA.  Alligators. Black, Vanessa (2017). Alligators live right here in Beaufort!  Let’s learn more about them.
  25. 598.3 HAL. Herons. Hall, Margaret (2004). What herons live here?  What is their habitat?  How big do they get
  26. 598.4 SAV. Duck. Savage, Stephen (2009).All about the mallard duck and where they live.
  27. 598.4 LOO A duck in a tree.  Loomis, Jennifer A. (1996). Imagine a duck that lives in a tree!  We have wood ducks here in Beaufort!
  28. 599.2 GRE.  Opossums.  Green, Emily K. (2011). Find out why the opossum is a very important creature, and special, too.
  29. 599.5 BLA. Whales & dolphins. Blake, Carly (2015). Learn the differences and similarities of whales and dolphins.               
  30. 599.5 GEN. Right whales.  Gentle, Victor (2001). The right whale is the South Carolina state migratory marine animal. Does that mean they always stay right here off the coast in Beaufort?
  31. 598.6 MAG. Wild turkeys. Magby, Meryl (2014). Wild turkeys are really cool!  Learn more about the South Carolina state game bird.
  32. 599.65 SCH. Deer. Schaefer, Lola M. (2004). Why do we see so many deer?  Learn how their habitat is changing.
  33. 599.7 RAN. Bobcats.  Ran Randall, Henry (2011). Did you know the most bobcats in South Carolina live right here on the coastal plain?
  34. 599.78 BOR. Black bears. Borgert-Spaniol, Megan (2015). Black bears used to live in the mountains, but now they are coming to the Lowcountry.     
  35. 598.9. EAG.  Eagles.  Zoobooks (2007). Have you seen an eagle?  Learn how they live from this book.
  36. SPANISH 598.9 MAC.  Golden eagles. Macken, JoAnn Early (2006).  Some golden eagles have moved from out West to South Carolina.  Read how they adapt to new habitats.


  1. 52 ways to protect the planet. National Geographic Kids. (April, 2018). 
  2. Turtle tale.  Ranger Rick Jr Magazine. (June-July 2017).