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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 3:00PM

You do not want to miss this exiting opportunity to learn all you ever wanted to know about bees!

Without bees the Earth would be a very different and much poorer place. Bees play an important ecological role and are vital to the health of natural ecosystems and human economies.  Join us on January 17 and learn about the benefits of bees, what threats are currently putting our bee populations at risk, and how you can help. Guests attending this program will also enjoy sampling some of South Carolina’s finest honey!

This free program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Sandcastle Community Center.

Photography by Pamela Cohen

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 10:30AM

There’s more to the Port of Charleston than just cargo, ships, trucks, and trains. In fact, the Port has taken on one of the state’s largest environmental efforts to date – and was one of the first in the nation to consider “people” impacts. Among its efforts, the Port is restoring and adding 22 acres of tidal marshes, reducing port-related air emissions and funding two air monitoring stations, partnering with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Charleston Waterkeeper, Center for Birds of Prey and much more.

Join us for this informational presentation by the SCPA Environmental Manager, Patrick Moore, and learn all about the SCPA’s environmental efforts.

This free educational program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island Community Association.

Photograph Credit: South Carolina Ports Authority

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 3:00PM

Join us for "Dolphins in the Lowcountry: Past, Present and Future" as presented by Lauren Rust.

Lauren is a marine biologist and has been working with marine mammals for over 14 years. She's worked at NOAA and NIST in Charleston and most recently managed the research department at The Marine Mammal Center in California. In collaboration with the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Coastal Carolina University, Lauren started Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network to increase awareness about marine mammals in South Carolina.

In collaboration with the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Coastal Carolina University, The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is a new organization dedicated to increasing knowledge, awareness, and conservation issues about marine mammals in South Carolina. Based in Charleston, LMMN's main focus is protecting the resident population of bottlenose dolphins that live exclusively in Charleston waters. Join us to learn what issues they face and how you can help.

This free educational program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island Community Association.

Photography by Sue Corcoran

Have you seen our documentary on the American alligator?
If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Learn about Kiawah's thriving alligator population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect this modern day dinosaur.

Thank you to our sponsors: Taylor Agency Insurance and Town of Kiawah Island for their generous support.

Have you seen our documentary on the the loggerhead sea turtle? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Watch as the mother turtle emerges from the ocean and makes her way to the dunes to dig her nest and lay her clutch of eggs. Learn about Kiawah's thriving Turtle Patrol and their efforts to preserve this amazing species. See the hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to the ocean. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of Kiawah Island’s most iconic and noble species.

 

 

 

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