Now in its fourth season, Holland Lifelong Learning allows you to explore top issues in conservation, research and science with expert-led discussions geared toward adults in a relaxed social environment.

Holland Lifelong Learning is pledging to be plastic-free! Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments at each session and be sure to bring your own reusable water bottle!

These events are made possible by the generous support of Mary and Mason Holland and their commitment to the Watershed Campaign. Interested in sponsoring a lecture? Please reach out to Stephanie Gabosch at sgabosch@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8628.

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A Balancing Act: Understanding Life on Local Reefs

Wednesday, September 19 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
From shipwrecks to concrete cones, man-made structures off the South Carolina coast are teeming with life. Experience a diver’s view as we uncover the importance of artificial reefs for maintaining a balanced ocean. Learn more about our new Reef Research program with Robert Martore, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ artificial reef coordinator, and Arnold Postell, South Carolina Aquarium’s senior biologist and dive safety officer. Read the lecture recap.

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Mary and Mason Holland
The Establishment
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Inc
The Snider Family
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Scavengers and Thieves: Protecting Birds We Can’t Live Without

Tuesday, October 9 | 6:00 PM | Charleston Museum
Birds that feast on carrion are largely unappreciated and often misunderstood. Stephen Schabel, director of education at The Center for Birds of Prey, will shed light on a vital part of the ecosystem that is never given a second thought. This presentation will include a live bird demonstration. Read the lecture recap.

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Mary and Mason Holland
Charleston Museum
The Center for Birds of Prey

Sirens of the Sea: Tracking Local Manatee Migrations

Tuesday, November 6 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
Manatees, enormous yet docile marine mammals, visit the South Carolina coast annually. Despite their size, they are rarely seen. Learn more about this elusive animal and what tracking studies are uncovering with retired South Carolina Department of Natural Resources veterinarian Dr. Al Segars. Read the lecture recap.

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Mary and Mason Holland
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Inc
Papa John’s Pizza
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Unearthing a Mystery: Stories from Marine Mammal Paleontologists

Wednesday, January 16 | 6:00 PM | College of Charleston, Mace Brown Museum
How different are today’s marine mammals from those that swam around millions of years ago? Find out during a special presentation by Dr. Bobby Boessenecker, College of Charleston adjunct lecturer. Before the lecture, Sarah Michalies, Mace Brown Museum collections manager, will offer tours of the museum. Museum tours will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and end once the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Reserve your spot today.

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Mary and Mason Holland
College of Charleston

Love on Land and Sea: An Evening with Ron Magill

Thursday, February 7 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
Did you forget the chocolates and flowers this year? Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way – with Ron Magill! Ron, a wildlife expert and photographer, will give attendees an exclusive look into the private love lives of animals. This event is for adults 21 and over – prepare to laugh and possibly blush! Reserve your spot today.

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Mary and Mason Holland
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Inc
Zoo Miami

World of Wonder: What Lies Beneath

Friday, March 22 | 6:00 PM | The American Theater
We are thrilled to welcome aquanaut, oceanographic explorer and environmental advocate, Fabien Cousteau, to present this year’s keynote address. A thought- provoking panel discussion will follow as Cousteau joins famed shark researcher and author Dr. Dave Ebert, ocean engineer and aquanaut Dr. Grace Young and NOAA research coordinator Dr. Daniel Wagner to discuss emerging tools and technologies in ocean exploration and the discoveries that await. This panel discussion will be moderated by National Geographic contributor and science reporter, Dr. Nadia Drake.

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Mary and Mason Holland
Emily & Steven Swanson
The American Theater
The William Aiken House

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