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Upcoming events

    • May 04, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Clarendon County Clemson Extension Office, Manning

    Clarendon County Clemson Extension Office
    21 W Rigby Street
    Manning, SC 29102

    Current and prospective teachers and project mentors are invited to attend this gathering to learn how the Green Step Schools program can bring simple, student-led conservation projects into the classroom. See how students learn, do and teach others about environmental issues while having fun, improving their environment and earning Green Step awards! Attendees will leave with a door prize to jumpstart a school Green Step project. 

    The SC Green Step Schools program encourages and empowers SC educators and students to plan, establish and sustain projects that enhance the environment. The program provides support for student-led conservation projects such as school gardens, wildlife habitat, composting, recycling, upcycling, rain barrels, and more.

    Questions? Contact Green Step Schools program coordinator Jane Hiller at

    SC Green Step Schools is supported, in part, by an Environmental Education & Stewardship grant from Dominion Energy.

    • June 21, 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

    Pre-Conference Event:
    Waddell Mariculture Center Tour
    211 Sawmill Creek Rd. ● Bluffton, SC 29910
    Wednesday, June 21, 2023 ● 1:30-3:00pm

    During this behind-the-scenes tour, Waddell Mariculture Center biologist and manager Erin Levesque will share the history of the Waddell Mariculture Center and will describe ongoing research initiatives. The tour will begin on the bluff of the Colleton River--the source of all of of the Center's saltwater--where participants will view the native plants garden. From there, participants will travel to the ponds where the Center produces cobia and red drum for release along the coast of SC. The Tour will end in the hatchery where participants can see adult cobia, tripletail and southern flounder as well as other species. Levesque will provide information on the Center's stock enhancement research program as well as other ongoing projects.

    Closed-toed shoes are REQUIRED in the hatchery; sandals and flip flops will not be admitted. Sneakers or shoes with a slip-resistant rubber sole are recommended. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and sunglasses, as much of the tour will be conducted out-of-doors. 

    About the Tour Guide: Erin Levesque received a B. S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College (1996) and a M. S. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston (2000) where she completed a thesis on the biology of diamondback terrapins. She has been a Marine Resources Division Biologist (SCDNR) since 2000, beginning with the Inshore Fisheries Research Section working on population dynamics of estuarine finfishes. Currently, Erin works for the Mariculture Research Section at the Waddell Mariculture Center.

    • June 22, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Beaufort, SC

    Pre-Conference Event:
    History Tour by Queen Quet
    Thursday, June 22, 2023 • 10am-Noon
    $10/person; includes lunch

    This walking/driving tour will begin at the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park at 706 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will lead participants on a walking tour of the Harriet Tubman Monument and Tabernacle Baptist Church. 

    From there, participants will drive to the Penn Center at 16 Penn Center Cir E, St Helena Island, SC 29920. From the parking area near Frissell Hall, Queen Quet will guide participants through the campus of the former Penn School, one of the nation’s first schools for formerly enslaved people. The tour will conclude at noon at the St. Helena Branch Library, where a buffet lunch will be served. 

    Those registered for the EEASC annual conference can walk or carpool from the Library to Frissell Hall to join the opening conference session at 1pm. 

    About Queen Quet: Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is the Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Learn more about Queen Quet at

    • June 22, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Helena Branch - Beaufort County Library

    Pre-Conference Event:
    Take Action SC & Green Step Schools Training
    Thursday, June 22, 2023
    10am-Noon • Lunch Provided

    St. Helena Branch - Beaufort County Library
    6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd.
    St. Helena Island, SC 29920

    Event Flyer

    Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow is an award-winning, interdisciplinary, activity-based curriculum supplement that provides an introduction to solid waste, recycling and composting to kindergarten through twelfth-grade students. 

    The SC Green Step Schools program encourages and empowers SC educators and students to plan, establish and sustain projects that enhance the environment. The program provides support for student-led conservation projects such as school gardens, wildlife habitat, composting, recycling, upcycling, rain barrels, and more.

    In this workshop we will:

    • Recognize 2023 SC Green Step Schools Award Winners
    • Show current and prospective teachers and project mentors how to begin Green Step projects with lessons from the "Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow" curriculum
    • Demonstrate how students can learn, do and teach others about environmental issues while having fun, improving their environment, and earning awards

    Attendees will receive a copy of the new "Action in the Classroom Curriculum" and a door prize to jumpstart a school Green Step project.


    • Mary Margaret Mendenhall works with DHEC’s Office of Recycling as the presenter for the curriculum, Action For A Cleaner Tomorrow. Her passion and enthusiasm for recycling is evident in the way she presents pertinent information to teachers. Mary Margaret graduated from Winthrop University and taught Kindergarten and First Grade for six years. For the past 28 years, she has been traveling South Carolina training teachers on the "Action" curriculum.
    • Jane Hiller is the SC Green Step Schools program coordinator, Environmental Education Association of SC (EEASC) board member and central section director, and winner of the 2020 SC Environmental Awareness Award. Hiller is a former classroom teacher who understands the challenges teachers face as they seek to provide meaningful learning experiences about environmental stewardship within their schools.

    Additional Notes

    Lunch will be provided for all participants registered for this workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Green Step Schools program coordinator Jane Hiller at

    Thursday, June 22, 2023
    10am-Noon • Lunch Provided
    • June 22, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 24, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Penn Center, Beaufort, SC
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    June 22-24, 2023
    16 Penn Center Circle East
    St Helena Island, SC 29920

    Conference Agenda


    • SpringHill Suites at 2227 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC offers rooms for conference attendees at $169-179/night. A continental breakfast is included. Click here to book your group rate, or call 843-379-1124 and mention the code EEA. 
    • Holiday Inn & Suites at 2225 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC offers rooms for conference attendees at $139/night. To book a room, contact the hotel at (843) 379-3100 and request the EEASC group rate. 

    Meals: Conference registration includes light breakfast/snacks, lunch, and dinner on Friday, June 23. Other meals will be on your own.

    Keynote Speaker: Jory Fleming, Climate Scientist, Education Specialist, and author of How to be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life. Learn more about Jory at

    Special Features:

    • "The Wasness of the Is" by Tom Mancke 
    • Project WET Facilitator Meetup + Dinner
    • SC Marine Education Association Symposium 
    • ...and more!

    Pre-Conference Events - REGISTER SEPARATELY:

    Field Trips (Saturday, June 24, 2023):

    Option A: Hunting Island (9am-Noon): Join rangers Mike Walker and Rachel Dunn for a hike through the maritime forest, over the lagoon, and out onto the boneyard beach to explore one of the most dynamic barrier islands on the east coast. Along the way, learn about Hunting Island's legendary erosion and ways humans have attempted to deal with the issue.

    The program will cover 3 miles (round trip) in 3 hours. Wear clothes and shoes to get wet and muddy. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, and insect repellant. A towel and change of clothes are recommended if you want to help pull the seine net in the lagoon. Restrooms are available at the Nature Center/fishing pier. 

    Meet at the Hunting Island Nature Center parking lot at the end of Hwy. 21, just before the bridge to Fripp Island. 

    Option B: Port Royal Sound Foundation Tour (10am-Noon): Join Port Royal Sound Foundation Naturalist/Education Coordinator Jessica Kochman for a tour of the Maritime Center and a nature hike through a maritime forest and salt marsh. The program will cover 1.5 miles (round trip).

    Meet at the Port Royal Sound Foundation, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909. 

    Plus lots of hands-on professional development and networking opportunities for teachers and informal educators. Don't miss this event!

    Conference Agenda

    Add a conference t-shirt to your registration for $20, or purchase your shirt separately in the EEASC Store (click here). T-shirt orders must be placed by May 25.
    *same color t-shirt, variations due to photo lighting

    Many thanks to our 2023 EEASC Conference Sponsors!

Past events

March 28, 2023 March Midlands+ Meetup
March 23, 2023 Increasing EE Principles in SC Schools
March 21, 2023 Green Step Schools Gathering
March 13, 2023 InclusivitEE with SC Science Standards
March 11, 2023 Cottontown Art Crawl
February 28, 2023 Green Step Schools Gathering
February 16, 2023 Green Step Schools Gathering
February 11, 2023 CANCELED: Educator Meetup and Kalmia Gardens Tour
January 10, 2023 January Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
December 13, 2022 December Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
November 19, 2022 Make and Take: Upcycled Lightbulb Holiday Ornaments
November 17, 2022 Roper Mountain Planetarium
November 09, 2022 November Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
October 15, 2022 Green Steps School Gathering
October 14, 2022 EEASC Eastern Section and SCMEA Meet-Up Folly Finds and Fish Printing!
October 11, 2022 Field Study at Walther Farms
September 13, 2022 Meetup at Greenville Zoo
September 13, 2022 September Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
August 09, 2022 August Midlands+ Meetup
July 12, 2022 July Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
June 09, 2022 2022 Conference: Educating Outside the Box
June 09, 2022 Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development for Educators
June 09, 2022 Green Steps Schools Gathering
June 08, 2022 SC Adopt-A-Stream Training
June 08, 2022 Project WET/WILD Professional Development for Educators
June 05, 2022 Folly Finds and Fish Printing
May 10, 2022 May Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
May 07, 2022 Lovely in Lavender Make & Take Workshop
May 05, 2022 Western Section Meetup - NAI Brown Bag Lunch
April 12, 2022 April Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
April 09, 2022 EEASC Meetup - Lake Jocassee Boat Tour
March 08, 2022 March Midlands+ Meetup at Cook's Mountain
February 08, 2022 February Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
January 11, 2022 January Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
December 14, 2021 December Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
December 09, 2021 Western Section Meetup - Roper Mtn Science Center Tour
November 09, 2021 November Midlands Meet-Up, Social, & Officer Inauguration
October 12, 2021 October Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
September 18, 2021 EEASC Tubing Trip at Saluda Shoals Park
September 14, 2021 September Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
September 09, 2021 Happy Hour at Conestee Nature Preserve
August 28, 2021 Locklair Farm Food Forest Field Trip
August 11, 2021 Green Steps Give Away
August 10, 2021 August Midlands Meet-Up & Retirement Drop-In
July 13, 2021 July Midlands Meet-Up & Bazaar (IN PERSON)
June 10, 2021 2021 Conference: Environmental Legacy: It's Our Story. Past, Present, and Future.
June 08, 2021 June Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
May 13, 2021 Virtual Western Section Meetup
May 11, 2021 May Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
April 29, 2021 Western Section Meetup - Frogwatch
April 24, 2021 Columbia's Earth Day Celebration at Soda City
April 13, 2021 CANCELED: April Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
April 13, 2021 Discussion Forum - Marketing Best Practices
March 11, 2021 Western Section Meetup - Annie's House by Sustaining Way
March 09, 2021 March Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
February 09, 2021 February Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
January 12, 2021 January Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
December 17, 2020 Virtual Field Trips - Best Practices
December 14, 2020 Virtual Field Trips - Teachers' Experiences
December 08, 2020 December Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
November 12, 2020 Western Section Meetup - Night Hike!
November 10, 2020 November Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
October 13, 2020 October Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
September 24, 2020 2020 SEEA Conference: Zoom into Environmental Education [virtual edition]
September 08, 2020 September Midlands Meet-Up (Virtual)
August 11, 2020 EEASC August VIRTUAL Midlands Meet-Up
August 04, 2020 WET/PLT Environmental Education Workshop
July 30, 2020 Let' Talk Field Trips! Collaboration Meet-up!
July 27, 2020 Going Virtual with Environmental Education Field Trips
July 14, 2020 EEASC July VIRTUAL Midlands Meet-Up
June 09, 2020 EEASC June VIRTUAL Midlands Meet-Up
June 02, 2020 EEASC Western Section Virtual Meetup: Trivia Night!
May 21, 2020 What Should We Do About Summer Camp - Zoom Meeting
May 12, 2020 EEASC May VIRTUAL Midlands Meet-Up
April 22, 2020 Postponed! - Midlands Earth Day Fundraiser
April 14, 2020 POSTPONED! Principles of Nature Play + Midlands Meetup
March 29, 2020 POSTPONED Western Section Meeting | Jocassee Lake Tours
March 10, 2020 EEASC March Midlands Meet-Up
February 27, 2020 "Crayons to Candles" Make & Take Workshop
February 11, 2020 Midlands Meet-Up + Basics of Nature Interpretation
January 14, 2020 EEASC January Midlands Meet-Up
January 03, 2020 EEASC Board Retreat
November 16, 2019 November Quarterly Board Meeting
November 12, 2019 EEASC November Midlands Meet-Up
October 08, 2019 Midlands Green Step School Session + EEASC Midlands Meet-Up
September 10, 2019 EEASC September Midlands Meet-Up
September 05, 2019 Green Messaging Table @ Worlds of Creativity
August 27, 2019 Western Section Meet Up
August 17, 2019 August Quarterly Board Meeting
August 06, 2019 Fire Ecology Seminar + August Midlands Meetup
July 11, 2019 EEASC FREE Summer Material Swap
June 09, 2019 Leopold Education Project Workshop
June 09, 2019 Adopt-A-Stream Training
June 09, 2019 2019 Summer Conference: Building Community
June 09, 2019 EEASC 2019 Summer Conference Sponsorship
May 18, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting
May 14, 2019 EEASC May Midlands Meet-Up
April 09, 2019 EEASC April Midlands Meet-Up
March 12, 2019 EEASC March Midlands Meet-Up
February 12, 2019 EEASC February Midlands Meet-Up
January 08, 2019 EEASC January Midlands Meet-Up
November 29, 2018 The Palmetto Experience
November 13, 2018 EEASC November Midlands Meet-Up
November 01, 2018 **CANCELED** Soil Science and Classroom and School Garden Composting
October 09, 2018 EEASC October Midlands Meet-Up
September 15, 2018 EEASC Board Meeting *CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE*
September 11, 2018 EEASC September Midlands Meet-up & Tour
August 14, 2018 EEASC August Midlands Meet-Up and Tour
August 10, 2018 2018 EEASC Elections
July 10, 2018 EEASC July Midlands Meet-Up
June 15, 2018 2018 Summer Conference
May 08, 2018 How to Fund Your Great Green School Idea
April 14, 2018 EEASC Board Meeting
April 12, 2018 City Roots Farm and Market: From Field to Fork
March 13, 2018 Effective Marketing for Environmental Campaigns
March 13, 2018 EEASC March Midlands Meet-Up
February 26, 2018 How Not to Drive Yourself Crazy with Work
February 26, 2018 EEASC February Midlands Meet-Up
January 08, 2018 Green Messaging in a Black and White Society: Creating Effective Dialogue with Communities of Color
December 12, 2017 EEASC December Midlands Meet-Up
November 14, 2017 EEASC November Midlands Meet-Up
November 02, 2017 Composting Workshop
October 13, 2017 *Event Canceled* Saltwater Living at SJN
October 10, 2017 EEASC October Midlands Meet-Up
October 03, 2017 2017 EEASC Elections
September 23, 2017 EEASC Board Meeting
September 12, 2017 EEASC September Midlands Meet-Up
August 16, 2017 EEASC August Midlands Meet-Up
July 12, 2017 Campus Invaders: Studying and Managing Invasive Species in Outdoor Classrooms
July 11, 2017 EEASC July Midlands Meet-Up
June 09, 2017 EEASC Summer Conference 2017
May 11, 2017 Clean Energy Technology: Solar Panels at Home and School
May 09, 2017 EEASC May Midlands Meet-Up
April 11, 2017 EEASC April Midlands Meet-Up
March 14, 2017 Pizza Box Solar Oven Make-and-Take Workshop and Midlands Meetup
February 14, 2017 EEASC February Midlands Meet-Up
February 09, 2017 “Create for a Cause” Educator Workshop
January 10, 2017 EEASC January Midlands Meet-Up
December 13, 2016 EEASC December Midlands Meet-Up + Holiday Drop In
November 28, 2016 Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration: A Middle School Expedition
November 15, 2016 EEASC November Midlands Meet-Up
October 11, 2016 EEASC October Midlands Meet-Up
August 08, 2016 2016 EEASC Election
June 14, 2016 EEASC Summer Conference 2016
May 10, 2016 Wildlife in the Classroom Workshop
April 14, 2016 Workshop: Seed Balls for Butterflies
March 17, 2016 City Roots Farm: Teacher Tour
January 14, 2016 Maker in the Classroom: Upcycled Gardening Projects
July 21, 2015 2015 Annual Conference
June 09, 2015 The Birds and the Bees: Schoolyard Habitat Workshop
April 13, 2015 Education/Membership Committee Conference Call
April 11, 2015 Leopold Education Project Workshop
April 02, 2015 Project Learning Tree New Facilitator Training
March 16, 2015 Membership Committee Meeting
March 09, 2015 Education Committee Meeting
February 21, 2015 *Postponed Due to Weather* Leopold Education Project Workshop
February 09, 2015 Education Committee Meeting
February 07, 2015 SC Envirothon Coaches' Training
January 27, 2015 Conference Planning Committee Call
January 26, 2015 Membership Committee Meeting
January 20, 2015 Conference Planning Committee Call
January 12, 2015 Education Committee Meeting
January 07, 2015 2015 South Carolina Outreach & Informal Educator Summit
December 21, 2014 Board Meeting: 2014-2015 Second Quarter
December 03, 2014 Awards & Recognition Committee Meeting
November 18, 2014 Compost Party
November 17, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
November 08, 2014 Junk Art Event
November 08, 2014 Eastern Bluebird Workshop
October 28, 2014 SC EE Consortium: Tips on developing new and creative environmental lesson plans and teaching controversial issues
October 23, 2014 Project WET Facilitator Workshop
October 20, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
October 16, 2014 Junk Art Teacher Workshop
October 13, 2014 Education Committee Meeting
September 15, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
August 18, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
August 11, 2014 Education Committee Meeting
July 21, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
June 13, 2014 2014 Annual Conference
June 12, 2014 Board Meeting: 2013-2014 Fourth Quarter - Board Registration Only
June 12, 2014 Board Meeting: 2013-2014 Fourth Quarter - General Membership Registration
May 05, 2014 EEASC Education Committee Meeting
April 30, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
April 29, 2014 Elementary Environmental Education: Open House for Educators
April 15, 2014 Early Bird Deadline: 2014 Annual Conference
March 26, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
March 02, 2014 Board Meeting: 2013-2014 Third Quarter
February 27, 2014 Communications Committee Meeting
February 24, 2014 Environmental Communicators Story Map Workshop



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