Mar 13

Craft Your Coastline: What’s Brewing with Oyster Restoration

Slimy, mouthwatering, revolting, or savory- each of us has a different word to describe the Eastern oyster or Crassostrea virginica. One thing that we can all agree on is their importance. This time of year, oyster roasts are a common trend unique to the Lowcountry. On February 21, Michael Hodges,…
Feb 19

A Blue Vision: A Bright Future for Our Oceans

The Great Ocean Tank, the largest habitat at the South Carolina Aquarium, served as the backdrop for the fourth Holland Lifelong Learning lecture. David Helvarg, Executive Director of an ocean conservation group called Blue Frontier, was given a warm Charleston welcome. Today, Helvarg organizes Blue Vision Summits, which bring together…
Dec 07

Biomedicine in Our Backyard: The Power of Blue Blood

Many families share the same Thanksgiving tradition of going around the table and saying something that they are thankful for. What did you say this past year? Your health? Your family? Something that is never mentioned, but arguably makes spending Thanksgiving with your family possible is...the horseshoe crab. If you’ve…
Jun 14

Lionfish: An Invasive Delicacy

Members of the Watershed Society, the Aquarium’s top donor circle, were invited to a special Seaside Salon educational event, titled “Lionfish: An Invasive Delicacy.” A benefit of the Watershed Society, this event aimed to expose guests to a greater conservation issue that affects the Lowcountry and beyond – the growing…
Sep 24

The Homeschool Explorers Club Helps Habitats

To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Homeschool Explorers Club convened on September 16 to learn about Helping Habitats. The Aquarium’s team of education instructors assembled a full schedule of activities to keep students engaged both inside and outside the Aquarium. The young learners visited four educational stations throughout…
Sep 17

High School Intern Program: Summer 2015

by Ashley Bradt, Education Interpreter and High School Intern Program Manager Every summer, we have a group of interns that take over the Aquarium floor with vibrant energy and youthful smiles. I manage a group of ten high school students and it is my favorite time of the year! This…
Aug 13

Happy Birthday, Caretta!

Now through August 14, we are celebrating the birthday of Charleston’s favorite loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta! The sassy and spunky star of the Great Ocean Tank is turning 28 and she will be treated to a special fishy birthday cake. Share in the celebration by signing her birthday card! Caretta…
Mar 25

Aquarium Members and the Island Turtle Team partner for Loggerhead Lessons!

Following on the flippers of one of the most sensational six days in the Sea Turtle Hospital and the South Carolina Aquarium’s history with the rescue, rehabilitation and release of our first leatherback sea turtle, a group of 30 Island Turtle Team volunteers partnered with the Aquarium’s Membership team to…
Feb 20

Aquarium Educators Attend Interpreters Conference in Puerto Rico!

This February, Aquarium Education Instructors Ashley Bradt and Drew Heyward were each awarded a scholarship to attend the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Conference in Puerto Rico! Ashley and Drew spent four days attending educational talks, enjoying the Puerto Rican culture and networking with nature interpreters from the NAI Sunny…
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