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: info@lakeconesteenaturepark.com. Website: www.lakeconesteenaturepark.com. 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.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.