SPACE to Learn

SPACE to Learn is an educational program offered by the Spartanburg Area Conservancy.  

Join SPACE and learn about the importance of the Pacolet River Watershed with SPACE to Learn! Educators and providers can schedule groups of 5 or more students to join us on the Cottonwood Trail for a 1-hour class including a nature hike, science experiment, and trail bingo. 

Availability varies from Summer to Fall. Please view the requirements and fill out the form below to schedule your class trip, and a SPACE representative will contact you with confirmation. 


What you need to know:

  1. You must have one 1 adult per 8 children.

  2. Groups are advised to bring their own water bottles, sunscreen, and bug spray.

  3. We do not have restrooms on the trails.

  4. The Cottonwood Trail is a nature trail. As participants are walking on a dirt trail, flip flops are not advised.

  5. Students are responsible for bringing their own medication, EpiPen, or any other medial needs while out on the trail.


RAIN policy 

In case of inclement weather, SPACE to Learn will be canceled and rescheduled.


Please mail a $25 deposit to 100 E Main St. Ste 7B, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Please include your group's name, Registeration form and check must be submitted in order to hold your groups spot.



Registration Form 

Submit your group session dates and information in the link below. Availability for class is between 8-5 Monday-Saturday by mutually agreed upon date and time.






Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Building Community

Building Community

We envision a Spartanburg community with natural resources and open spaces that are shared and enjoyed by people and wildlife today and for generations to come.

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Conserving Land

Conserving Land

We work with private landowners and partner agencies to conserve land through voluntary conservation easements and currently protect over 5,000 acres in our community.

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Providing Access

Providing Access

We work to provide access to green spaces for both people and wildlife. Our protected properties include watershed protection, wetlands, farms, forests, geological formations, and natural habitats.

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Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

Covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center.

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