• Playcard Environmental Education Center

  • COVID-19 Update July-2020. 

    Playcard will be hosting Google Meets, Zoom Classes, Google Classroom offerings, Forever Wild! Videos, and various other digital outreach programs for the fall semester of 2020.  Our online platforms will address science standards and will concentrate on local species identification and exploration, adaptations, outdoor skills, astronomy, and environmental themes.  We typically schedule one hour digital outreach programs for up to entire grade levels school wide and can host groups as small as individual classes.  Please allow 1.5 hours for full program delivery.    

    Email Ben Abercrombie: babercrombie@horrycountyschools.net for more information.  The tentative adaptive site plan for 2020-21 is to host face to face field experiences starting in Spring 2021 dependant upon conditions related to COVID-19 if possible.  We will be offering vitural experiences for the fall semester out of an abundance of caution.  Thank you for your understanding and awareness during this time.  Stay safe, keep exploring and learning outdoors. Keep adventuring, stay "Forever Wild!"

    Price for day trips $3 per student, no charge for chaperones.

    Price for overnight camp is $15 per person. 

    Arrival for day trips is after 9 am.Save

    Please use the updated Use of Facility Form to process payments.

    Playcard is committed to fostering knowledge of the relatedness of plants, animals, soil, water, and human beings through teaching the natural sciences in the special world of a blackwater swamp. Although primarily focused on Horry County, it can provide a model for environmental education centers across the Southeast.

    At Playcard Environmental Education Center our goal is to instruct students in the natural sciences on-site, enabling them to experience first-hand the inter-relationships of living things. Teachers receive training which enhances their effectiveness in the classroom by increasing their knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching. The Center also provides a site for observation and study by various scientific disciplines.

    In addition to natural science programs, the Education Center provides experiential leadership challenge course opportunities. Playcard facilitates day field trips, overnight camp-outs, special events, and teacher staff development.

    Internship opportunities are available through a partnership between Horry County Schools, Coastal Carolina University, and the Horry County Conservation Foundation.

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Ben Abercrombie 
10729 Highway 19 West, Loris, SC
Email: babercrombie@horrycountyschools.net
Phone: 843.756.1277

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