Lake Conestee Nature Park

This 400-acre park consists of hardwood and evergreen forests, wetlands, and meadows. Students, scouts, and homeschoolers can learn how plants and animals contribute to the park, and study food chains, pollinators, flowering and non-flowering plants, and even beavers. Activities might have them create a food chain; identify plants and fungi; or conduct a stream survey to look at deposition, erosion, and flooding. Middle/high school-aged groups can survey the park's ecology, learn about environmental limiting factors and resources, symbiotic relationships, and indigenous animals like the white-tail deer.
Contact Info 
Address: 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Greenville County. Tel: 864-277-2004. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily Sunrise-Sunset.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue