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School Community


Student holding caterpillar in her hands

DFES recognizes the value of community partnerships to further enhance student learning experiences. Our partnerships include the following:

    • Saluda Shoals Park
    • Harbison State Forest
    • Sonoco Recycling
    • South Carolina Wildlife Federation
    • Richland Soil Conservation District
    • Congaree National Park
    • Richland County Waste Management
    • Farm to School
    • Department of Health and Environmental Control
    • Beekeepers Association
    • 4H-Clubs
    • SEAS (Students Engaged in Aquatic Science)
    • University of South Carolina
      • College of Education
      • Science Education

Our student engagements include the following:

    • Trout in the Classroom
    • Butterfly and Pollinator Garden
    • Nature Trail & Outdoor Classroom
    • Little Farm
    • Greenhouse
    • Indoor Observation Bee Hive
    • Learning Celebrations
    • Environmental Science Fair
    • Monarch Butterfly Conservation
    • Breathe Better Campaign
    • Food waste to compostĀ 
      • breakfast and lunch
    • Farm to School
    • Aquaponics Garden