Fort Mill Times

Teachers visit Greenway for Field Trip Fair

By Stephanie Marks Martell

Special to The Fort Mill Times

Spencer Sonier, age 6, examines earth worms in compost at the Schiele Museum's booth during the Field Trip Fair for elementary teachers at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
Spencer Sonier, age 6, examines earth worms in compost at the Schiele Museum's booth during the Field Trip Fair for elementary teachers at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway hosted its first Field Trip Fair recently to inspire area elementary teachers and connect them with local educational organizations’ diverse offerings.

Pleasant Knoll Elementary kindergarten teacher Vereen Brown, a 30-year veteran of Fort Mill schools, believes that environmental and outdoor education is crucial to students’ success.

“We take the children outside to watch nature,” Brown said.

“I think they just need to get out. See it. Touch it. To talk about it. It’s one thing but to get out and experience it is something else. There’s nothing like being outside. Sometimes the teacher needs to get outside.”

Presenters included: Anne Springs Close Greenway, Atomz Lab, A Walk in the Woods, Camp Thunderbird, Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Nature Museum, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Discovery Place, Discovery Place Education Studio, Discovery Place Kids – Rockingham, Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville, Historic Brattonsville, James K. Polk Historic Site, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Levine Museum of the New South, McDowell Nature Preserve, Museum of York County, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Rock Hill Parks and Recreation, Rosedale Plantation, SeaLife and The Schiele Museum.

The event was held at the Greenway’s Comporium Amphitheater. Domtar, Carolinas Medical Center and Comporium provided additional support for the event

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