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Professional Development Opportunities

2017 Professional Development Opportunities

Rising Tides and Changing Times: A Climate Change Teacher Workshop
July 19 and 20, 2017
South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, SC
Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2017

Join the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium), the South Carolina Aquarium (SCA), and the National Park Service (NPS) as we investigate past, present, and future impacts of climate change! Scientists from the Consortium and SCA will share information about climate impacts on both our community and wildlife; the NPS will discuss climate change from a historical perspective during a tour of Fort Sumter, and technology will be used to investigate downtown Charleston’s challenges with flooding during a “Climate Change Amazing Race” competition!  Come join this free two-day workshop and learn about our changing climate and gain new resources and activities for your classroom! Questions? Contact E.V. Bell at To register please download our flyer.

Registration Open! Salt Marsh STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Teacher Workshop
July 24 - 28, 2017 (Georgetown, SC)
The Salt Marsh STEAM Workshop brings the science of the salt marsh together with photography, visual arts, and literature! Spend a week learning about the salt marsh ecosystem from experts and developing techniques to capture and teach these concepts using photography, writing, sketching, and watercolor. The workshop will be held at Hobcaw Barony at the North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgetown, SC from July 24-28, 2017. Please download the informational flyer for more information and to register. For questions, please contact EV Bell at


Registration Open! From Seeds to Shoreline® Teacher Trainings:

New Teachers: August 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, James Island, SC)

Veteran Teachers: August 3, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM (North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown, SC)

Is your school interested in becoming involved in South Carolina’s only student-driven salt marsh restoration program? The From Seeds to Shoreline® program is coordinated by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Clemson Extension and provides students and teachers with the opportunity to cultivate and transplant Spartina alterniflora (smooth cord grass/marsh grass) to areas along the coastline. For more information on the program, please visit
New Teachers: Attendance at this training is a pre-requisite for participation in the program during the 2017-2018 school year. Register here:

Veteran Teachers: This training is for teachers who have participated in the From Seeds to Shoreline program for at least one school year. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. Register here:
Please email EV Bell with questions.

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