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Marine Education Summer Professional Development Series:
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Mark your calendars for these summer workshops designed to teach you and your students about the ocean and coastal environment.

Back to Basics: 2020 – 2021 Virtual Educator Science Café Series

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum are excited to announce our upcoming virtual Educator Science Café Series for the 2020-2021 school year, “Back to Basics”! We invite educators and parents-turned-educators to bring their palates and join us around the virtual dinner table for evenings designed to support your efforts in education. We will be getting back to the basics with topics that address science, math, technology, and ELA standards.

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BioDiscovery Program Teacher Workshop

July 7, 2020 at Grice Marine Lab, Charleston, S.C.

Registration opens March 2020

Have you ever wondered about those curious animals and plants that grow off of docks, pylons, and other structures in the water? The BioDiscovery Project is an exciting new STEM (science-technology-engineering-math)-based citizen science education initiative designed to provide hands-on exploration of biofouling communities that colonize aquatic environments and connect students and teachers along a watershed through the collection of biodiversity and water quality data.

Join the Charleston County Parks, Clemson University, College of Charleston, and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium for this hands-on and exciting workshop.

Questions? Contact Beth Burkett bburkett@ccprc.com.

Watersheds to Wetlands: Teachers on the Estuary (2 sessions)

June 16 – 18, 2020 in the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve

July 22 – 24, 2020 in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

(Registration for both sessions will open in April 2020)

Come explore the watershed systems of two of South Carolina’s most treasured estuarine systems: the ACE (Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto) Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay during these two-night, three-day professional development experiences. Join staff from the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium as we lead engaging sessions on land, by boat, and by kayak.

Questions? Contact Julie Binz (ACE Basin) binzj@dnr.sc.gov and Beth Thomas (North Inlet-Winyah Bay) beth@baruch.sc.edu.

From Seeds to Shoreline® Salt Marsh Restoration Program

New Teachers: July 29, 2020 Charleston, S.C.

Veteran Teachers: July 30, 2020 (TBD)

(Registration for both sessions opens April 2020)

Are you interested in getting your students involved in salt marsh restoration? Join the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Clemson University, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as we host two workshops for the From Seeds to Shoreline ® program – the state’s only salt marsh restoration program for K-12 students and teachers! For new teachers interested in the program, the one-day training on July 29, 2020 is required to participate during the 2020 – 2021 school year. For veteran teachers (those in the program for at least one year), you are invited back for a day of professional sharing, gathering of new materials and resources, and field experiences!

Questions? Contact E.V. Bell ev.bell@scseagrant.org.