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.


Field Trips

To schedule a field trip, click on the button below. Please have 3 dates in mind just in case the first 2 are unavailable.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.


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, and help out with lunch among other things.

Volunteers help clean trails, tend gardens and help take care of animals inside the center. There is always something that needs to be done!


If you are interested in volunteering, click on the button to sign up. You will receive an email with more information!