Environmental Education 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 350-acre classroom and qualified staff can spark the spirit of discovery in students and teachers alike. Come experience the wonder of nature!
Programs are inquiry-based and developed to address the South Carolina Education 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 of two 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.
Education Program Fees
A fee of $2.50 per student is charged with a minimum charge of $37.50 per group. There is no charge for chaperones. Programs last from one hour to one and a half hours depending on the age group. All programs can be customized.
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!
To reserve your date, call 803-213-2053 between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.