Field Trip Ideas

Field Trips

City Roots – Your In-Town Sustainable Farm

City Roots vision is to produce clean, healthy, sustainably grown products while enhancing and educating our community about the benefits of locally grown food, composting, vermicomposting and other environmentally friendly farming practices. City Roots is an organic farm and fish hatchery on a three acre former vacant lot conveniently located within the City of Columbia in the Rosewood neighborhood next to Owens Field Airport and recreational facilities. They are open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. For more information visit or contact Eric McClam.


Lexington County Solid Waste Management

Lexington County Solid Waste Management offers a multi-faceted field trip that can be customized especially for your class! Offered at the Edmund facility off SC 302, your class can see a working recycling/municipal solid waste collection station, oil recycling operation, transfer station and landfill. Especially beneficial when paired with a field trip to Paper Stock Dealers/Sonoco, a working materials recovery facility! Presentations are also available for teachers, students and other groups. For more information, contact Jane Hiller.


Sonoco Recycling

Recycling conserves energy, protects natural resources, saves landfill space, reduces pollution and creates jobs in South Carolina. Tours are available at Sonoco Recycling in Columbia for students aged 4-104. See recycling in action, and learn about the wonderful products made from these recovered natural resources. Presentations are also available at schools for teachers and students. For more information, contact Jane Hiller.


Waste Management Landfill Tour

To tour the Waste Management Landfill on Screaming Eagle Road in Columbia, contact John Tilton at or call his office: 803-419-2778 or mobile: 803-223-3235.