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Our Mission

The Watershed Ecology Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate sound scientific information on the ecology of the region. Special emphasis is placed on watershed conservation, education, water quality and the study of organisms living in the area encompassed by a watershed. The Center serves as a repository for regional ecological information, providing education and research assistance to individuals, communities, local schools and governmental organizations. The WEC is also dedicated to providing research opportunities for the faculty and students at the University of South Carolina Upstate and other regional institutions.

Educational Programs for students in grades K-8

Community Outreach

Other WEC Opportunities:

To view WEC news and awards from previous years, visit the archives.

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    Winter 2012 Issue
    Fall 2012 Issue
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    Contact Us
    Jack Turner
    Director

    Lanita Wilson
    WEC Program Coordinator

    Beth Button
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Summer Camp Coordinator

    Athena Campbell
    Educator

    Cindy O'Hare
    Educator

    Watershed Ecology Center 
    USC Upstate
    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    Phone: 864-503-5728
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