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Upcoming events

    • June 14, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sunrift Adventures
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    Please join us in Travelers Rest for a fun and educational night learning all about bats! SCDNR's Bat Biologist, Jennifer Kendel, will give us an update on bat conservation in South Carolina and then lead us in an emergence count for SC Bath Watch! 

    The bat count will take place at Sunrift Adventures which is an outdoor apparel and gear store. They have several very successful bat houses mounted around the outside of their building that are regularly monitored. 

    6:30-8:15 PM - Meet at Sidewall Pizza for dinner and networking
    8:30-9:30 PM - Gather at Sunrift Adventures for bat talk and count


    This event is open to EEASC members only. Space is limited to 20 people. 


    Sidewall Pizza
    35 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

    Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest

    • June 19, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Salamanders of the Southeast

    EEASC is very excited to have Tanya Poole from the NC Wildlife Resource Commission lead this pre-conference workshop. We hope you can join us for this workshop as well as the entire Climate ResiliencEE conference June 19-22nd. For more information about the conference visit this website. 

    Workshop description:

    Salamanders are vital to our ecosystems, and the southern Appalachians are home to more salamander species than anywhere else in the world! Join Tanya Poole with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, for a fun-filled professional development workshop that will focus on basic salamander biology, adaptations, and K-5 activities to teach about local salamanders. Lunch is included.

    Speaker Bio:

    Tanya Poole is a Conservation Initiatives Engagement Coordinator for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  She has been an educator with the Commission for 20 years and was an elementary school teacher before that.  She has a BS in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and a Master’s in Environmental Education from Montreat College.

    Fee: $15

    Location: USC Watershed Ecology Center

                    8000 Valley Falls Rd.

                    Spartanburg 29303

    Turn in at the sign that says 8000 UPSTATE Shipping and Receiving. Enter the building through the glass door on the right and follow the signs to the WEC.

    • June 20, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • USC Upstate, Campus Life Center Ballroom, 180 Gramling Dr., Spartanburg

    Join us for a FREE, fun, interactive Green Step Gathering to learn about SC Energy Office’s free lessons and make-and-take a fun activity! 2024 Green Step award winning schools and mentors will be recognized. Come! Learn! Play!

    Participants must register by June 13. A boxed lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Questions? Contact Jane Hiller at

    • June 20, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • USC Upstate - Spartanburg, SC
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    June 20-22, 2024
    Campus Life Center @ USC-Upstate
    180 Gramling Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303

    Click here for the Conference Agenda

    Featuring John Lane (Keynote Speaker), Judy Braus (NAAEE Executive Director), and hands-on professional development and networking opportunities for teachers and informal educators. Don't miss this event!


    Meals: Conference registration includes lunch and dinner on Friday, June 21. Other meals will be on your own.

    Pre-Conference Events - REGISTER SEPARATELY:

    Field Trips (Saturday, June 22, 2024):

    • 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 Science Center Summer Adventure Tour, 9am-11am. 402 Roper Mountain Rd., Greenville, SC 29615.. 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.
    • Option C: Community Service Project - Litter Sweep. 10am-noon. Meet at West View Elementary School, 380 Oak Grove Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301.

    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.

    *shirt may look slightly different when produced

    Don't miss out! Register by June 4 to secure your spot.

    Many thanks to our 2024 Conference Sponsors!

    • July 23, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Congaree National Park
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    Participation in this special event is capped at 20. Priority registration will be open to EEASC members through July 5, 2024. After July 5, any remaining seats will be opened for general registration. You must log into your EEASC profile in order for the members-only registration option to be available.

    Creative Environmental Writing Workshop for Environmental Educators
    with Author Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D.
    Congaree National Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 9-11AM

    Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for the environment and knowledge about science into creative writing that is effective and emotionally compelling?

    Join us for a generative writing workshop and discussion with an environmental author and writing coach. The workshop will take participants on a 2-mile walk through the Congaree National Park while exploring different genres of writing from journaling to poetry and fiction. Participants will have the opportunity to generate new writing in a safe and supportive way. After the workshop, participants will be able to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion about the important connections between environmental awareness and contemporary literature.

    Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is an accomplished American writer celebrated for her profound contributions to literature and ecofeminism. Her extensive body of work encompasses evocative poetry, insightful essays, and explorations of ecofeminist philosophy. Steele's writing resonates with readers by intertwining themes of women's experiences, spirituality, and nature, forming a tapestry of thought-provoking narratives. As an advocate for environmental consciousness and gender equality, her words bridge the gap between the personal and the ecological. Her acclaimed works, such as Earth Joy Writing published by Ashland Creek Press, reveal her deep-rooted connection to the natural world and her commitment to inspiring change. Cassie Premo Steele continues to inspire and empower through her eloquent prose and unwavering dedication to transformative storytelling in her new novel, Beaver Girl. Her websites are and

    Books will not be available for purchase during the workshop, but Cassie will be glad to sign pre-purchased copies of her works. Order online ahead of time at

Past events

May 07, 2024 May Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
May 07, 2024 Mushroom Mountain Tour
March 12, 2024 March Midlands Meetup
March 07, 2024 SC Green Step Schools Virtual Training
February 29, 2024 Junk in Your Trunk (How to run a science center out of the trunk of your car)
February 13, 2024 February Midlands+ Meetup
January 09, 2024 January Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
December 14, 2023 Unity Park Wetland Walk and Christmas Cocktails
December 12, 2023 December Midlands Meetup at Leaphart Elementary
November 14, 2023 November Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
November 08, 2023 Trauma-Informed Learning: Resources and Tools for Environmental Educators
November 04, 2023 EEASC-SCMEA Meet Up: Marvelous Migrating Monarchs
October 10, 2023 Central Section Meetup: Guided Tour of Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve
September 12, 2023 September Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
August 19, 2023 Shell-abrating the Green Sea Turtle: EEASC-SCMEA Meet Up
July 11, 2023 July Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
June 22, 2023 2023 Conference: InclusivitEE
June 22, 2023 Pre-Conference Event: Take Action SC & Green Step Schools Training
June 22, 2023 Pre-Conference Event: History Tour by Queen Quet
June 21, 2023 Pre-Conference Event: Waddell Mariculture Center Tour
June 08, 2023 Eastern Section Meet Up: Seining, Seashells, and Sharks Teeth
May 18, 2023 Bat Migration at Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
May 09, 2023 May Midlands+ Meet-Up (Virtual)
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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