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Our Coastal Future Forum Set for October 20-21, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Charleston, S.C. – The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium invites coastal South Carolina residents to attend the Our Coastal Future Forum in October to discuss environmental issues important to the future of our coastal communities. At the event, participants will learn from experts and researchers about topics such as fisheries, biodiversity, coastal habitat, coastal energy production and environmental health. After the brief information session, participants will discuss the topics with fellow residents, government officials, scientists and natural resource managers and prioritize actions to address these issues. There will be small group discussion sessions and a final session with all participants. The results of the forum will be shared with coastal natural resource managers, county staff and municipal staff.

The event is ticket only and will be held at the Trident Technical College Convention Center in North Charleston from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. The forum will be hosted by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and research partners from College of Charleston and University of Oklahoma. The research goal is to learn more about how deliberative discussion impacts the decision-making process in South Carolina. Participants will receive a stipend for travel to the event.