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Now in its fifth 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 843-579-8540.

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The Other TSA: Keeping Turtle Species Safe

Wednesday, September 25 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
Did you know there are over 300 species of turtle worldwide? Based right here in the Lowcountry, the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is working to restore populations of 20 of the top 25 most endangered turtles in the world. Learn more about their mission and how the South Carolina Aquarium supports these efforts both in the laboratory and abroad with Nathan Haislip, TSA lead keeper and Dr. Shane Boylan, the Aquarium’s senior veterinarian. Read the lecture recap.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland
Turtle Survival Alliance
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Life Through a Lens: An Evening with Wildlife Photographer, Scott Snider

Tuesday, October 15 | 6:00 PM | Dockery’s on Daniel Island
Join the South Carolina Aquarium as we travel to the ends of the earth with local wildlife photographer, Scott Snider. Through vivid storytelling and stunning visuals, Snider will introduce us to the heart-pounding moments behind the lens. Learn more about how his work, featured on National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and more, is used as a tool for conservation. Read the lecture recap.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland
Dockery’s

Microplastics & Mega Problems: Pollution Solutions in the Lowcountry

Thursday, November 21 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
One of the biggest threats we face today is smaller than a pencil eraser. Microplastics are toxin-absorbing pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters long. Learn more about the research being conducted in the Charleston Harbor and how communities and businesses are addressing this issue. The South Carolina Aquarium is honored to welcome Dr. John Weinstein, chair of biology at the Citadel and Lia Colabello, principal of Plastic Pollution Solutions.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Wild Ideas: Learning From Nature to Solve Human Problems

Wednesday, January 22 | 6:00 PM | Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center
What do sharks, termites, humpback whales and butterflies have in common? Scientists have emulated their biological designs, which has helped make our lives safer, stronger and more efficient. This “borrowing” of ideas is called biomimicry, and there is still a world of possibilities to discover. Join us as we learn more from Deborah Bidwell, College of Charleston senior instructor. Reserve your spot.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland
College of Charleston

“Sex, Drugs and Seaslime”: An Evening with Author, Dr. Ellen Prager

Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 PM | South Carolina Aquarium
You’ll never look at the ocean the same way! Join us as we host renowned marine scientist and author of “Sex, Drugs and Seaslime,” Dr. Ellen Prager. She’ll introduce us to the slimy, salacious and life-sustaining animals that live beneath the waves. This lecture will be followed by a book signing and meet and greet. Reserve your spot.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland
Christopher Kauker, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Testing the Waters: A Comfortable Conversation on Climate Change

Friday, March 27 | 6:00 PM | The American Theater
So a scientist, a military office and a student walk onto a stage… what do they talk about? Climate change of course! From nuisance flooding to shellfish loss, climate change impacts all of us in surprising and unthinkable ways. Hear from a panel of local experts and understand what the future holds.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Mary and Mason Holland

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