Student Organizations & Activities

Students for Environmental Education

Students for Environmental Education (SEE) is a student-led, non-partisan group that facilitates the growth of environmentally conscious students by creating an awareness of local and global environmental conditions and isses. Specifically, SEE works to acheive the following goals:

  1. Provide basic understanding of the environment
  2. Initiate discussion of environmentally friendly, sustainable practices
  3. Partner with other campus organizations (such as Greenhose) that share a common goal

If you’re interested in joining SEE, contact its faculty advisor, Dr. Pigg.

Blue Hose Outdoor Orientation Trip

The Bluehose Outdoor Orientation Trip (BOOT) is an annual Campus Life excursion for incoming freshman to the Blue Ridge mountains and the Nantahala River. If you’re interested in this experience, contact Daniel Adams.

Other Excursions

Periodically, ENVI faculty and/or Campus Life organize overnight hiking and camping trips for PC students. Recent destinations include Bulls Island in South Carolina, Congaree National Forest in South Carolina, and the Big Bend National Park in Texas.

A Wealth of Public Land Surrounds Our Campus

PC is ideally located for students to immerse themselves in nature. We have ready access to the Sumter National Forest and its Enoree Ranger District, the Palmetto Trail, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, the Philson Crossroads Shooting Range, the Cliff Pitts Wildlife Management Area, the Clinton Reservoir Tract, the Gray Court Wildlife Management Area, and the Belfast Wildlife Management Area.

Even more hiking and biking opportunies are currently under development. The Laurens County Trails Association is working in conjunction with the Greenville Health System, the National Park Service, the Greenville County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Upstate Forever to bring the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail through Laurens County, including the cities of Laurens and Clinton, to connect it to the Palmetto Trail, which is South Carolina’s premier hiking trail that runs over 500 miles from the coast near Charleston to the state’s highest peaks in the Appalachian Mountains. This development will eventually connect the Swamp Rabbit and Palmetto Trails and provide many opportunies for non-motorized outdoor activities.

For those who enjoy paddling and fishing, we have close to campus the Enoree River Blue Trail, the Reedy River Blue Trail, and the Saluda River Blueway (see LCTA master plan). Just over an hour away to the southeast is the Congaree River Blue Trail and to the north is the Upper Saluda River Blueway. Lake Greenwood and Lake Greenwood State Park, Dreher Island State Park, and Camp Fellowship are also within easy reach.