Environmental Science Programs
Help your students discover their place in nature and nature’s place within themselves. At Saluda Shoals Park, our Rangers are enthusiastic teachers guiding young learners as they discover the beauty, wonder, and intricacies of the natural world. So, whether you’re looking for a lesson on life science, physical science or earth science, our 400-acre classroom and qualified staff can spark the spirit of discovery in students and teachers alike. Come experience the wonder of nature! Where we put science in the hands of students.
Our Basic and Advance programs are inquiry-based and developed to address and meet the South Carolina and National Science Standards. All include the following four components:
- a classroom lesson to establish the principle;
- an interactive component including a visit to the Exhibit Hall;
- an “immersion learning” nature walk; and
- pre-visit and post-visit activity sheets.
Each classrooms can hold up to 25 children. Teachers must be with the class. Additional chaperones are welcome. Arrangements can be made for schools bringing more than fifty students.
All programs must be reserved in advance and reservations are accepted in the order calls are received. Please note – April and May are peak months so call early!
Basic Program - $4 per student
Advanced Program - $6 per student
Interpretive Saluda River Trip - $10 per student
Conservation Teambuilding - $4/$6 per student
To reserve your date, call Zach Pensa 803-213-2057 between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.