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Professional Development Opportunities

2017 Professional Development Opportunities

Educator Science Café: Coffee and Conversation with Caretta caretta
Date and Time: March 7, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: The Refuge 1517 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Cost: Free to attend; beverages and food are available for purchase

Grab a cup of joe and learn about our state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle! You’ll learn about the biology, human impacts, and conservation efforts of this beloved animal that visits our coastal waters and beaches every year. Joining us for the café are some of the top experts in the field: Dr. Dave Owens, Professor Emeritus, College of Charleston: Kelly Thorvalson, Sea Turtle Rescue Program Manager, SC Aquarium; and Michelle Pate, Sea Turtle Program Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This event is coordinated in partnership with Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. To register:

“Registration Open! Salt Marsh STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Teacher Workshop
July 24 - 28, 2017 (Georgetown, SC)

The Salt Marsh STEAM Workshop brings the science of the salt marsh together with photography, visual arts, and literature! Spend a week learning about the salt marsh ecosystem from experts and developing techniques to capture and teach these concepts using photography, writing, sketching, and watercolor. The workshop will be held at Hobcaw Barony at the North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgetown, SC from July 24-28, 2017. Please download the informational flyer for more information and to register. For questions, please contact EV Bell at


Registration Open! From Seeds to Shoreline® Teacher Trainings:

New Teachers: August 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, James Island, SC)

Veteran Teachers: August 3, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM (North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown, SC)

Is your school interested in becoming involved in South Carolina’s only student-driven salt marsh restoration program? The From Seeds to Shoreline® program is coordinated by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Clemson Extension and provides students and teachers with the opportunity to cultivate and transplant Spartina alterniflora (smooth cord grass/marsh grass) to areas along the coastline. For more information on the program, please visit
New Teachers: Attendance at this training is a pre-requisite for participation in the program during the 2017-2018 school year. Register here:

Veteran Teachers: This training is for teachers who have participated in the From Seeds to Shoreline program for at least one school year. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. Register here:
Please email EV Bell with questions.

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