Patrick McMillan brings nature to life on this award-winning and Emmy-nominated program seen in South Carolina on SCETV and distributed to PBS affiliates around the country. Dr. McMillan is a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. Visit Expeditions' website >>
SC LIFE brings the power of nature and the life sciences to children and teachers throughout South Carolina. Trekking through forests, identifying plants and animals in the field, studying molecular biology, making a DNA culture, designing and completing a research project with a Clemson faculty mentor— these are just a few of the activities SC LIFE offers to SC middle and high school students to attract them to careers in science. SC LIFE scientific outreach programs are supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Capturing the attention of middle and high school students may be challenging in this digital world, but the staff of the DNA Learning Center have developed a guaranteed process of doing it—show them how to culture their own DNA sample—just like on the CSI TV show. Over 1,500 middle and high school students and teachers visit the Center every year. Visit DNA Learning Center’s website >>
The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. Together with distinguished education and outreach programs, a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection, and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, the SCBG is a premier regional site for experiencing nature and culture. Visit the South Carolina Botanical Garden's website >>
The Experimental Forest’s 17,500 acres are dedicated to education, research and demonstration in order to better understand and manage forest resources for the benefit of society. This is the largest university-owned forest in the country. Visit Clemson's Experimental Forest’s website >>
Each summer, top high school juniors and seniors from around the country gather together for a week at Clemson University to learn about the diverse industries of agriculture and natural resources. Students choose from one of three academic tracks including: Animal & Veterinary Sciences; Horticulture, Turfgrass & Agronomy; and Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science. Visit the Commissioner's School of Agriculture's website >>