Teaching Kids About The Environment (KATE)

Teaching KATE provides children with stimulating outdoor learning experiences about the ecology of our soils, water, forests and wildlife and the stewardship of these important resources. This timely educational opportunity was created by the Coalition for Natural Resource Education, a broad-based organization of public and private entities. The Program is endorsed by and developed in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education.

Teaching KATE is a non-profit service for elementary and middle school children. A three-day, two-night learning center experience is offered for grade levels 5 through 8. The teaching staff is also available to discuss programs to meet special needs.

All Teaching KATE programs are designed to correlate with the State Science Achievement Standards.

Pre-Kate (for Grades 3 and 4) is a one-day curriculum designed to introduce 3rd and 4th graders to the study of natural resources. Hands-on learning experiences in forestry, soils, wildlife and water make up the core of the one day program.

For more information visit their website at (opens in a new window) or contact:

Kristi Downer
R.M. Cooper 4-H Leadership Center
Route 1, Box 1225
Summerton, SC 29148
Phone: (803)478-2236


Coalition for Natural Resource Education
PO Box 340331
Clemson, SC 29634-0331
Phone: (864)656-4836

Environmental Education / Project Learning Tree