Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

By Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi

Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once.  For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear.  All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is using man’s best friend to calm the nerves of early readers.  

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

By Tabitha Safdi

Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading.

Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books!

And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all summer long! 

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

By Tabitha Safdi

Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of PEP’s award-winning Make Summer Count (MSC) initiative, which reaches more than 18,000 K–5 students across 29 elementary schools in Greenville County.

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 1 - Cowpens

By Andrew Davis

General Daniel Morgan On His Horse

Late last month, a three day series of tours occurred, for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. This tour was made possible with the cooperation between the SCETV Endowment, and the National Park Service. The guides who took guests throughout the tour were South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar, and Ranger John Slaughter, of the National Park Service.  The first day of the tour was a rainy one, but everyone was in good spirits. After coffee, and an opening statement from Dr. Edgar, the group departed for the tour.

It's Bird Migration Time

By Rudy Mancke

A Summer Tanager.

Whether passing through or nesting here for the summer, there are lots of species returning to South Carolina right now.


Lowcountry Moms' Book Club Not Your Average Meetup

By Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi


Motherhood is certainly rewarding—but it’s also exhausting!  Playing taxi driver, personal chef, housekeeper, doctor and so much more can zap all of your energy by day’s end.  But a group of moms in Bluffton is going the extra mile to make time for themselves-—and it’s all in the name of literacy.  With the catchy title, I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie, this book club is all about breaking away from the hustle and bustle, while showing their children that there’s always time for a good book.

The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center

By Sean Flynn

Sea Turtle

When a sea turtle is found stranded or injured, SCDNR brings the animal to the Sea Turtle Care Center for treatment. Sea turtles arrive most commonly suffering from debilitated turtle syndrome, shock from being exposed to cold temperatures, or injury from a boat strike or shark bite. Their staff veterinarians diagnose each turtle and work with Care Center staff and volunteers to provide treatments and rehabilitative care. Patients are given IV fluids, antibiotics, vitamins and other medications.