Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center

Outdoor garden

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.

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The upstairs classroom is home to several animals that fascinate and delight students as they learn about the natural world.  

Downstairs students can connect with their inner scientist in our science lab. 

But the best classroom of all, does not have walls. We have 2 outdoor learning areas.