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Outreach

RECREATION  ♦  SERVICES ♦  PARENT/TEACHER RESOURCES  ♦ RESEARCH & EXTENSION

For your enjoyment

'55 Exchange
Clemson’s famous student-produced ice cream and other Clemson items, including meat and organic produce, are available at the ’55 Exchange, located on the first floor of the Hendrix Student Center. This ice cream is also available for dessert at Seasons Restaurant in the Madren Center and for catered functions. Please contact Clemson Catering at 864-656-2058 if you have catering needs.

Experimental Forest
The Clemson 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. These essential resources include clean air, clean water, pleasing aesthetic qualities, abundant wildlife, protection of species and habitat diversity, recreation opportunities, along with commodity products from the forest. The forest is managed strictly for perpetual sustained or improved yield of these products. The Clemson Experimental Forest personnel, equipment, supplies, roads, recreation facilities and maintenance are solely supported by revenue generated by the Forest.

Botanical Garden
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 site for experiencing nature and culture.

Garrison Arena
The T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson University is recognized as one of the premier multi-purpose livestock facilities in the Southeast. The Arena is South Carolina’s only full service, public facility designed to promote the state’s billion-dollar livestock industry.
 Operated by the Cooperative Extension Service in the division of Public Service and Agriculture, the Arena provides opportunities for shows, sales, exhibits, and educational programs, which benefit those in agriculture and agribusiness and the youth of South Carolina.

Services

Meat lab
The facilities include a cutting room, cookers, freezers, fresh meat processing facilities and cooked meat processing facilities, where students learn about processing and value-added further processing of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry meat products.

Transport lab
The Sonoco Transport Package Testing Facility is equipped to conduct distribution packaging tests in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Safe Transport Association (ISTA). We can work with you to select the right test protocol for your packaged product, or develop a test protocol to fit your specific needs. Our staff looks forward to working with you and your team to develop a better packaged product.

Clemson Light Imaging Facility
The Clemson Light Imaging Facility (CLIF) is a multi-user core facility located on the main campus of Clemson University.  Directed by Dr. Terri Bruce, the imaging facility houses a number of advanced light microscopes, including a Leica SP8X Multiphoton spectral confocal  microscope, a suite of Nikon microscopes, and a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal microscope.  Additionally, the CLIF  features cell sorting equipment, a multi-user specimen preparation laboratory, and a dedicated classroom, which seats 20 people.

Parent/teacher resources

South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture
SCCSA is a premiere career and leadership development summer program. This program is designed to inform, inspire and challenge student participants to consider a career in the agricultural, natural resource and life science industries as well as to be model citizens of leadership and influence for these industries as they embrace an agriculturalist philosophy.

Research and Education

Research and Education Centers
Research is conducted in laboratories, farms, and forests on the Clemson campus and at five research and education centers strategically located in the state's distinct soil and climate regions.

Cooperative Extension 
The national Cooperative Extension Service engages citizens to improve economic development and quality of life by delivering research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development. South Carolina Cooperative Extension is based at the state’s two land-grant institutions — Clemson University and South Carolina State University. Clemson Extension agents are located in all 46 counties and at the university's five Research and Education Centers.

Home & Garden Information Center 
The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health.

Agricultural Service Laboratory
Provides analytical and diagnostic testing of soil, feed and forage, plant tissue, irrigation water, animal waste, and compost.

animal waste | compost | feed & forages | irrigation water  |  plant tissue | soil testing | solutions & other

Department of Pesticide Regulation
Works to protect health, property, and our environment by promoting the safe and proper use of pesticides.

Department of Plant Industry
Serves to protect South Carolina's agricultural resources and natural ecosystems from the introduction and spread of plant and honey bee pests and invasive species and serves to enhance the efficiency of South Carolina's agricultural producers by providing unbiased, third party quality assurance programs for the fertilizer, organic and seed industries.

Plant Problem Clinic & Nematode Assay
Provides diagnoses and management recommendations for plant problems, which include diseases, nematodes, weeds, and insect pests of plants. We also identify insects infesting structures, humans, pets and livestock.