You Can Make a Difference.

The Aquarium holds the firm belief that the solution to plastic pollution is in our hands – that each individual can make choices daily to determine the future of the ocean.  We ask our community to think about how plastic pollution affects the habitats and animals that surround you and what steps you can take to use less single-use plastic. From small to large there are many actions that will make a difference such as joining a local litter sweep, utilizing reusable bags instead of single-use plastic bags, skipping the plastic drinking straw and sharing this important message with friends and family.

1. Join a beach sweep
2. Use a reusable bag
3. Refuse single-use plastics

Litter-free Digital Journal

Individuals are empowered to make a difference with the new South Carolina Aquarium Citizen Science app, an innovative tool to contribute to environmental research projects. Available within the app, the Litter-free Digital Journal enables individuals to contribute data about the litter they remove from the environment to a public database, where they can then analyze their own impact, and researchers can better understand the impact of plastic pollutants on our state’s communities and habitats. The South Carolina Aquarium Citizen Science app is available for free download from the App Store or Google Play.

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Share Your Commitment with the Community.

We are committed to help resolve the plastic pollution problem. Join us and help save our water, wildlife and wild places. Be part of the plastic pollution conversation with the community by sharing the images below (or photos of your own) that will encourage your friends and family to invoke change.

Conservation is at the heart of what we do.