Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center
110 Scout Creek Ct. Laurens, SC 29360
Director: Tanya Towne (864) 501-6983
The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center serves as a learning center for children and adults in Laurens County. The property, given to the Soil Conservation District in 1992 as a gift by retired Soil Conservation Service employee Joe Adair, also includes an office and classroom building, nature trails, a historic cabin and a picnic area. Instruction at the center focuses on the natural sciences and soil and water conservation. The center opened on March 22, 1996. Since that time, thousands of students and their teachers have experienced "hands on" education at the center.
The Adair Center is a great place to volunteer! Whether you want to assist on field trips leading an activity or for Team Ecology, there is always opportunities to help out.
Volunteers help out when large groups come for field trips.
If you feel comfortable, you can lead an activity with one group while Ms. Towne is teaching another group.
Team Ecology is a 4 day event where all the 3rd grade students in Laurens County come to the center to learn about the environment. Volunteers teach lessons, act as group guides, help out with lunch among other things.
There is always something that needs to be done! Volunteers help clean trails, tend gardens and help take care of animals inside the center.
Michelin STEM Challenge
The competition will be held at the Laurens District High School from 9 am until Noon. 3rd and 5th Grades will compete on Dec. 14th. 7th Grade will compete on Dec. 15th.