One aspect of TLAR is engaging Spartanburg’s youth. We have hosted a few different schools at the Goodall Center this past year, including Spartanburg Charter School, Clifdale Elementary, Dorman High School, and Cleveland Elementary. We hope to host even more school field trips at our location, and work with teachers to provide customized lesson plans and quality educational experiences for students of all ages. The Goodall Center aims to educate in a way that is interactive and hands on, which can be a welcome change for students in the class room. The outreach coordinator would be more than happy to meet interested teachers in Spartanburg who want to create fresh material for their classes.
We at the Goodall Center exist solely for education and awareness, and do not charge school groups to use our facilities and services. If transportation can be provided for the students as well as their lunches (depending on the time of visit), we would be more than happy to host them! Although most lessons taught here are focused on plants, animals, and water, we have also had groups come for math, history, and even the Language Arts! Local history is particularly convenient to teach here, as we have ruins from the Glendale Textile Mill which burned down in 2004. If a teacher is particularly interested in a certain subject, we can work with them to teach it in a way that also meets South Carolina State Standards.
If you are an educator and would like to visit the Goodall Center, please contact Haley Briel at GoodallOutreach@wofford.edu