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Upcoming events

    • June 05, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Folly Beach, SC

    Eastern Section Meetup!
    Folly Finds and Fish Printing
    June 5, 2022 from 4 - 6 pm


    Join S.C. Sea Grant Consortium staff and EEASC members as we comb Folly Beach for exciting finds along the south end of the island! After our beachcombing, we will engage in some hands on "gyotaku" (fish printing)! Come learn more about coastal ecosystems, the Japanese art of gyotaku, and the fabulous EEASC organization! The event is free, but pre-registration is required by May 31. Contact EV Bell, Eastern Section Director, for more information.

    • June 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Harrison-Caver Park, North Augusta, SC

    Pre-Conference Event: SC Adopt-A-Stream Training
    Volunteer Training for Freshwater Stream Monitoring
    **Click here to RSVP**

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Harrison-Caver Park
    4181 Augusta Rd, Clearwater, SC 29842

    **Click here to RSVP**

    You do not need to be an environmentalist, fisherman, or scholar to become a water quality monitor! All are welcome to learn how to collect data that can help protect and restore freshwater streams.

    This training will provide classroom and hands on instruction for volunteer monitors on how to: select a monitoring site, use equipment properly, collect samples, test water quality, enter data, determine stream conditions and practice safety in the field.

    This workshop focuses on physical, chemical and bacteria monitoring. You will learn about stream habitat, pollution sources, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, E.coli and data collection. Once certified as a volunteer water quality monitor, you can adopt a stream to sample on a monthly basis.

    Be prepared to get your feet wet in a shallow stream! You must attend the full workshop to get certified to become a water quality monitor. Questions? Call 803-898-4168 or visit www.scadoptastream.org

    You will be emailed more information after you RSVP for the workshop.

    • June 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruth Patrick Science Education Center @ Aiken, SC
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    Pre-Conference Event: Project WET/WILD Professional Development

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    Ruth Patrick Science Center
    427 Scholar Loop
    Aiken, SC 29801

    Cost: $65/person (includes lunch)

    Get ready for a WET and WILD professional development event! Project WET and Project WILD programs are award winning environmental education curricula designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from kindergarten through grade 12. WET and WILD curricula focus on using water and wildlife to teach students how to think, not what to think. All participants will receive the K-12 Project WET and Project WILD curriculum guides, lunch, and giveaways for their classroom or education center.

    • June 09, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Aiken Elementary School

    Pre-Conference Event: Green Steps Gathering

    Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Aiken Elementary School
    2050 Pine Log Rd
    Aiken, SC 29803

    Cost: FREE

    Current and prospective teachers and project mentors are invited to attend this Gathering to learn more about Aiken Elementary School's Green Step Projects and to receive annual Green Step training and updates. Come see how Aiken Elementary's students learn, do and teach others with garden projects (and more) while having fun, improving their environment and earning Green Step Awards. Attendees can win Green Steps learning kits, and qualifying schools and mentors will be presented with their 2022 Green Step certificates.

    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.

    Light refreshments will be provided when you arrive. Bring a water bottle and dress comfortably, as we will spend most of our time outdoors if weather permits.

    If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Green Step Schools Program Coordinator Jane Hiller at at janehiller@gmail.com or 803.741.8250.

    • June 09, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ruth Patrick Science Education Center @ Aiken, SC
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    Pre-Conference Event: Project Learning Tree
    K-8 Activity Guide Professional Development

    Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Ruth Patrick Science Center
    427 Scholar Loop
    Aiken, SC 29801

    Cost: $20/person

    PLT’s new flagship curriculum, Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people’s awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities include detailed step-by-step instructions, academic correlations, time and material requirements, and corresponding student worksheets with green career connections. This supplementary curriculum is designed to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Formal and nonformal educators in urban, rural and suburban settings can easily use the activities with their students. Available in print and online, this supplementary curriculum is designed to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Activities are organized by grade band (K-2, 3-5 and 6-8), are correlated to the SC Department of Education standards and align with national standards for science, English language arts, math and social studies.

    • June 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Savannah River Ecology Lab Conference Center, Aiken, SC
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    June 8-11, 2022
    University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab Conference Center
    3280 Williston Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

    Registration: $100 (members), $135 (non-members), $75 (students, presenters, and Friday only)

    Lodging: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson at 3270 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Register for a $75 (double) or $85 (king) room using the promotion code EEASC. To book, visit www.radissonhotelsamericas.com; enter "Aiken, SC" as your destination and select the hotel "Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Aiken, SC"; choose your arrival and departure dates; and under "Special Rates," choose "Promotional code" and enter EEASC.

    Meals: Full conference registration includes light breakfast/snacks, lunch, and dinner on Friday, June 10 and light breakfast/snacks on Saturday, June 11. Other meals will be on your own.

    Keynote Speaker: Whit Gibbons, Herpetologist and Author

    Special Guests: Judy Greene, Tony Mills, Tom Mancke, and more!

    Pre-Conference Workshops (June 8-9, 2022) - REGISTER SEPARATELY:
    SC Adopt-A-Stream
    Project WET/WILD
    Green Step Schools Gathering
    Project Learning Tree

    Field Trips (June 9-10, 2022):
    DuPont Planetarium @ Ruth Patrick Science Center
    Savannah River Site Heritage Museum
    Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary
    Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

    Post-Conference Adventure (June 11, 2022) - REGISTER SEPARATELY:
    Kayaking at Aiken State Park

    Plus lots of hands-on, out-of-the box professional development for teachers and informal educators. Don't miss this event!

    Click here to view the draft agenda and session descriptions.

    Add a conference t-shirt to your registration for $20!

    Many thanks to our 2022 EEASC Conference Sponsors!

    • June 14, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

    Register: Click here to register in advance for this virtual (ZOOM) meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Purpose: Meetups provide opportunities for environmental educators and communicators from both formal and non-formal education settings to build relationships, strengthen partnerships, share resources and program updates, and cross-pollinate their program ideas with colleagues.

    Agenda: Meetups begin with a facilitated round-robin session where participants share updates and announcements. Come prepared to announce any program dates, opportunities for partnership, or information requests (~2 minutes per person).  

    Schedule: Meetups are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between 8:00am and 3:30pm.  Locations and timings may vary, so be sure to check the website for the next event! 

    • October 11, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 1045 Oak Ridge Club Rd.

    EEASC Midlands (and Beyond) Meetup for Environmental Educators:
    Field Study at Walther Farms

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    1045 Oak Ridge Club Rd.
    Windsor, SC 29853

    During the field trip, formal and informal environmental educators will learn about sustainable agriculture, irrigation, and cover crops while visiting sweet potato and spinach fields. Park in front of the farm office. Dress for outdoor field conditions—jeans and boots recommended!

    About Walther Farms

    Walther Farms is a 3rd generation family owned business headquartered in Three Rivers, Michigan. Beginning in the 1940’s, their company expanded from a few vegetable acres of backyard hobby farming, to what has now become over 18,000 acres of commercial and seed potatoes grown throughout the United States for the potato chip and fresh produce markets.

    Their commercial operations are located in the southwestern and central regions of Michigan, southern Indiana, the Nebraska panhandle, southern Texas, western Oklahoma, western Kansas, southwest Georgia and western South Carolina. Seed operations are conducted in northern Michigan.

    Walther Farms was started by Leonard Walther Sr. and his wife Regina, otherwise known as Grandma and Grandpa, in 1946 in Clio, Michigan. Grandpa worked at the Buick engine plant in nearby Flint. The farm eventually shifted to potato production and has been supplying potato chip processors for more than 40 years. Starting in the early 2000s, the farm began growing potatoes for the table stock market, and has steadily increased annual production in this segment year after year.

    Grandma and Grandpa’s four sons, the 2nd generation, helped the operation grow. Bob, Tom, Darrell and Leonard are now retired but enjoy coming by to see how the farm is changing. They also sometimes help “the boys” during planting and harvest seasons.

    Today, Walther Farms has more than 150 team members involved, including nine 3rd generation family members and several 4th generation family members. They maintain a family culture with a professional approach to business.

    This workshop is hosted by EEASC in partnership with Walther Farms and the Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District.

Past events

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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