Educational Excursions Photos

Enjoy your
photo journey of our greatest Adventure....
the Green Building Adventure!

Check Out Our GBA Photo Galleries!

The Green Building Adventure has been our largest, most intense program to date....and it's not over yet!


We have posted our photo galleries;
check out our progress!

Come lend a hand. There's more to be done!

Why Are We Building?

We have outgrown our current office space and have accumulated lots of materials for the Green Building Adventure, so we have decided to begin Phase I!

This page will be updated as the project progresses, so keep checking back!

What Are We Building?

The Green Building Adventure is a structure made mostly of reclaimed and recycled materials.

Click HERE for details regarding our building schedule.

Are you on facebook? The Green Building Adventure is!
Click this FaceBook link to visit the GBA page (lots of photos)
Click this Facebook Causes link to join the Cause!
Support the GBA!

You do not need to have a Facebook account to view these pages.
Facebook will not ask you for any personal information to view our Cause, our Page, or the Photos. Enjoy!

Here's what the Green Building Adventure looks like now.
It's done! ...but there's always a few more small projects.
Come lend a hand!

Green Building Adventure

What's Next? Phase II?

Phase II of the Green Building Adventure will be an intensive hands-on educational adventure. A select group of students will participate in this exciting green building project. Students will meet once a week for twelve weeks, and during that time, they will research various building techniques, alternative energy, materials, and more. They will then use their new knowledge to design the new office space!

Students will have creative freedom when designing the new structure. However, they will have to include several components:

  • The structure will be primarily constructed from reused, recycled, or donated materials
  • The building will occupy the same footprint of the trailer that currently occupies the property (but that will be removed prior to the start of construction). It will be multi-storied and will incorporate a green roof in the design.
  • The building will not be connected to the grid or the county water system. Methods of generating electricity will be utilized, as well as rain water collection and grey water treatment.

A variety of professionals will serve as mentors to the students throughout the designing and building process. Two contractors have agreed to serve as the primary advisors throughout the project and additional guest speakers will assist. Included in the list of individuals who have expressed an interest in speaking with the students are an electrician, a plumber, and the Director of Planning and Development for Pickens County (who is responsible for permitting and building codes).

Students will be required to contribute a minimum of 40 hours to assist with the construction of the green building. And they will receive community service credit for the time spent helping!

Are you interested in participating in the Green Building Adventure?
If so, please e-mail us at to receive additional information.

We will also be looking for additional assistants to help with the construction process. Let us know if you're interested!

What Else Do We Need?

We have been accumulating materials for the past few years for the Green Building Adventure. Generous families have donated hardwood flooring, windows, doors, sinks, and lots of fabulous tools!

If you have building materials you would be interested in donating, please contact us!
And remember, Educational Excursions is a non-profit organization so your donation may be tax-deductible.

Here's what we need:

  • Posts - 4x4 or larger, any length
  • All lumber - plywood, framing materials, boards of all sizes and lengths decking, and any other usable items
  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts.....
  • And anything else you may have cluttering up your yard or shop!

If you have materials you would like to donate, please contact us at:

phone: 770.605.2451

Come Build With Us!