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SC PLT Environmental Education Centers

Map of PLT Environmental Education Centers

Inspired by other states’ successes with their PLT Environmental Education (EE) Center programs, South Carolina PLT decided to develop and implement its own program in 2018. A SC PLT EE Center is a special designation for nature centers, museums, 4H centers, school district sponsored centers, state parks, etc., that use Project Learning Tree. These centers agree to host at least one PLT Educator Workshop per year and also check in/out its “Tree Trunk” to local PLT Educators and Facilitators. The Tree Trunk has materials to lead ten different PLT activities from the Pre K – 8 Activity Guide and is FREE to loan!
Through certification as a PLT EE Center, the host site is advised to sustain Project Learning Tree outside of the formal school setting and foster area partnerships. SC PLT EE Centers have been a great success and have increased our program’s awareness, credibility, and have helped us impact a larger number of communities.
Each center has a designated Center Coordinator, who is an active PLT Facilitator that either hosts the annual workshop or helps organize it. If you are interested in loaning a Tree Trunk, attending a PLT workshop, or hosting a PLT training for your group at one of the SC PLT EE Centers, please contact your local Center Coordinator.

Tree Trunks

The SC PLT EE Center Tree Trunks are located at each of the seven SC PLT EE Centers. The Tree Trunks are available to loan by anyone who has gone through a Project Learning Tree PD training. These trunks are all identical and have materials to lead ten different PLT activities from the K – 8 Activity Guide. Please see the link below for a downloadable inventory of supplies and suggested activities.
Tree Trunks must be rented in their entirety, and individual activity supplies cannot be borrowed on their own. The Trunks can be loaned for up to two weeks and there is no charge to use them. If you are interested in borrowing a Tree Trunk, please fill out the Tree Trunk Request Form below and send it to your local Center Coordinator. The coordinator can answer any questions you have about this process.

SC PLT EE Center Locations

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Madeline Bertauski
Park Ranger
(843) 852-4200
mbertauski@scprt.com
Harbison State Forest Environmental Education Center
Beth Foley
Assistant Conservation Education Coordinator
SC Forestry Commission
(803) 896-8855
bfoley@scfc.gov
Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center
Sara Beth Freytag
Coordinator of Children and Youth Education
(843) 904-9291
sarabeth@hobcawbarony.org
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Sarah Howard
Environmental Discovery Center Supervisor
(843) 389-0550
showard@florenceco.org
Museum of York County
Allison Taylor
Education Program Manager
(803) 909-7225
ataylor@chmuseums.org
Roper Mountain Science Center
Carrie Whitlock
Instructor
(864) 650-3518
carrie.whitlock@gmail.com
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Kimberly Fickling
Program Director; STEP/BEEP
(803) 641-3769
kimberlyf@usca.edu
For more information about the SC PLT Environmental Education Centers, please contact Assistant Environmental Education Coordinator Beth Foley at bfoley@scfc.gov or (803) 896-8855.