Your School's Next Outdoor Field Study Is Only A STEP Away!

Dear Teachers,

Select from a variety of exciting hands-on programs for your students that are environmentally focused, grade specific, inquiry-based and aligned to state standards. A STEP visit includes three 45-60 minute activities addressing the chosen program topic. Those activities will include a lab study, a field study and a hike (unless otherwise stated) with a half hour for a picnic lunch. You must provide your own lunches and drinks at both locations. A typical schedule is 9:15 AM – 1 PM. Shorter visits can be accommodated. The Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) is a cooperative effort between Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Silver Bluff Audubon Center, and the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. Two field trip locations for STEP include the Savannah River Site and the Silver Bluff Audubon Center. Both sites have indoor classrooms, beautiful forests with miles of trails, ponds, and a variety of resident wildlife. Please contact me for more information or for any questions you may have. See you in the forest!

Thank you!



Kimberly Fickling
STEP Coordinator Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
University of South Carolina
Aiken, South Carolina