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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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2024 EEASC Conference

It was great to see you in Spartanburg, SC! June 20-22, 2024

Conference Agenda

Conference Hotel Information:

Conference Highlights

Keynote SpeakerJohn Lane is Emeritus Professor of environmental studies at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and was founding director of the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose. As an environmentalist, Lane has been named Upstate Forever’s “Clean Water Champion,” and “Water Conservationist of the Year” by The South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

Special Presentation: Hear a message from North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) executive director, Judy Braus. Braus has a wealth of experience in the environmental education profession, with a focus on conservation education, diversity and inclusion, and using the power of education to help create healthier communities that empower local communities, stakeholders, and individuals to help restore and protect the environment.

Conference Field Trips

  • Option A:
    Hatcher Garden, 10am-Noon. 820 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29306. Hatcher Garden's Plan Sales Nursery will have trees, shrubs, and perennials available for sale. All plant sales provide funding for the Garden.
  • Option B: 

    Roper Mountain Summer Adventure Tour 9 am - 11 am
    Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Rd., Greenville, SC
    Tour with a Roper Mountain Staff guide to enjoy the displays and programs offered during Summer Adventure and learn about our school programs. Explore the Environmental Science and Sustainability Center featuring our Water Story and Nature Exchange. Encounter animals in our Marine, Ecology and Rainforest Labs. Discover our Living History Farm and outdoor gardens. Meet at the front desk of the Environmental Science Building where Summer Adventure starts! For all educators, informal and formal. Visit RoperMountain.org

  • Option C:
    Community Service Project - Litter Sweep 10am-Noon
    meet at: West View Elementary School, 380 Oak Grove Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Claire Roussos is the Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful director; she has been in the role since June 2022. A native to Madison, Wisconsin, she relocated to Spartanburg, SC to be closer to her partner’s family. She is no stranger to the region; having visited Spartanburg for the past 10 years, she also farmed in northern Georgia and lived in Asheville, NC for a stint. The sun and longer growing season has always been an added lure. Claire holds a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in Sustainability and Business from the University of Vermont. While attending school, she earned a Permaculture Design Certificate that has been influential to her life and career. Permaculture is a whole systems approach to organizing dynamic and resilient living systems. She has extensive experience in sustainable food systems and business management. Claire is passionate about the connection between human health and the environment and plans to use this enthusiasm and experience to connect people to the environment. In her free time, Claire loves to garden, cook and hike with her dog and partner. 

Pre-Conference Event

  • Helping Students Step Toward Climate ResiliencEE (Thursday, June 20, 9am-noon, lunch provided) Click image below to register.

Limited-Edition Conference T-Shirt

Add a conference t-shirt to your registration for $25, or purchase your shirt separately in the EEASC Store. T-shirt orders must be placed by May 22.