• Playcard Environmental Education Center

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  • 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, over night 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.


  • Upcoming Events

    Backyard Birding

    Friday, April 16th

    3:30pm - 6:00pm

    Astronomy Night

    Friday, April 16th

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Wild Edibles and Survivor Skills

    Tuesday, March 27th

    3:30pm - 6:00pm

    Mushroom Madness

    Wednesday, April 11

    3:30pm - 6:00pm

    BioBlitz 2018

    Saturday, April 14th

    8:00am - 12:00pm

    Baby Animal Day

    Friday, April 20th

    9:00am - 1:00pm


    For more information on our upcoming events, click here

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