Palmetto Environmental Education Certification

A training for educators designed to advance environmental literacy in South Carolina
What is PEEC?

2022 – 2024 Course At-A-Glance

May 25 and June 7, 2022: Informational Sessions

July 1 – August 30, 2022: PEEC Application and Diversity Scholarship Period

September 30, 2022: Announcement of 2022 – 2024 Cohort and Diversity Scholarship Recipients

2022 – 2024 Cohort Workshop Dates (attendance at all is required)

  • January 13 – 15, 2023: Workshop 1 (Coastal)
  • August 1 – 3, 2023: Workshop 2 (Upstate)
  • January 12 – 14, 2024: Workshop 3 (Midlands)
  • August 6 – 8, 2024: Workshop 4 (TBD)

Registration and More Information

To register for an informational session, learn more about the program, and/or apply to the next cohort, please visit the Certification section.

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Promoting Environmental Literacy in South Carolina

Welcome! The Palmetto Environmental Education Certification (PEEC) program is South Carolina’s first environmental education (EE) professional certification designed for both formal and nonformal educators.

The mission of PEEC is to foster and empower a professional environmental education network to promote environmental literacy in South Carolina, and by achieving the PEEC certification, educators will be equipped with the skills and knowledge for effective EE throughout the state.

Improved skills, increased understanding of EE, and networking with professionals across the state are just a few benefits of being a certified through the PEEC program. We invite all educators – formal and nonformal – to learn about PEEC and consider becoming part of a growing cohort of certified EE in South Carolina!