A series of conservation-minded events, led by the South Carolina Aquarium, will kick off on Wednesday, September 21st. Through the Holland Lifelong Learning Program, the Aquarium will offer educational opportunities aimed at engaging adult audiences with natural science topics and conservation themes in a relaxed, social environment.
There will be six programs offered this season:
Groundbreaking News: Journey to Recovery
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, South Carolina Aquarium
"Celebrate the groundbreaking of Sea Turtle Recovery™, a new living exhibit and interactive learning landscape set on the first floor of the Aquarium’s main exhibit galleries. Follow the story of sea turtles from rescue, to rehabilitation, to release as told from the perspectives of the people involved."
A Need to Sea Change: Charleston’s Resilience
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Holy City Brewing
"As we recognize the one-year anniversary of South Carolina’s historical flooding, deepen your understanding of the cause and effects of sea level rise surrounding Charleston and the future resilience initiatives to help sustain our coastal landscape."
Knot the Typical Connection: Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Classroom
"There is an interesting link between a living fossil, the horseshoe crab, and the life cycle of red knots. Learn of the importance of horseshoe crabs on South Carolina’s beaches for sustaining red knot populations."
Branch Out: Shark and Ray Evolution
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, College of Charleston Harbor Walk
"Hear how one shark expert uses medical technology to map the ancestry and adaptations of sharks and rays."
Blue Mind: Water for Your Wellbeing
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Davies Auditorium at Ashley Hall
"Discover the connection between water and human health as told by a leader in the emerging field of neuroconservation. Take part in the Blue Marbles Project, aimed to celebrate the beauty and fragility of our planet."
Plastic Planet: Turning the Tides on the Plastic Pollution Crisis
Thursday, March 30, 2017, Francis Marion Hotel
"Join us for the Holland Lifelong Learning finale. This panel discussion will feature internationally renowned experts on the threat of plastic pollution, presenting diverse and innovative perspectives on how to address this growing threat to our planet’s health."
Holland Lifelong Learning events are ticketed with a nominal fee and are open to the public. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Click here to reserve your tickets or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).