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Charleston STEM Festival, Piccolo Darwin Week, and STEM Education Day Coming Up

Charleston STEM Festival, Piccolo Darwin Week, and STEM Education Day Coming Up

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 5, 2014 – The College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics is hoping to light a spark on February 8, 2014. That day, the 2014 Charleston STEM Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., kicking off a month of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events. The free festival aimed at getting K-12 students interested in STEM areas will take place in Charleston’s Liberty Square (just outside the South Carolina Aquarium). [Related: Learn more about Charleston STEM Festival.] Nearly 40 participants will have interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to highlight local STEM education initiatives, businesses and programs. The festival is funded through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Program in Public […]

A Skaggs Family Christmas Live Comes To RFD-TV

A Skaggs Family Christmas Live Comes To RFD-TV

  Light The Fire, Pour Some Eggnog And Stoke Your Christmas Spirit Nashville, TN — A Skaggs Family Christmas Live comes to RFD-TV for airings December 8 and 9. The hour-long extravaganza features Ricky, his wife Sharon, and their children Luke and Molly, and includes Buck and Cheryl White and Cheryl’s daughter Rachel Leftwich. Also performing is Ricky’s band Kentucky Thunder along with Jim Gray and the Nashville Session Players. The troupe treats fans to traditional holiday favorites as well as new songs that are sure to become seasonal standards. The special is the perfect accompaniment to a warm fire, sweet eggnog and yuletide cheer. Broadcast Dates and Air Times – please check  to view RFD-TV in your area. December […]

Sea Turtle Hospital News – Bed, Board and a Big Boat

Sea Turtle Hospital News – Bed, Board and a Big Boat

Topsail Beach, NC – Sometimes grandma has to watch the kids. That’s especially true when mama turtle lays a nest in late August then heads out of town for warmer climates. Luckily for our Topsail Island hatchlings, there’s a whole passel of “nanas” ready to love and care for any November babies. After all these years, neither the Topsail Turtle Project volunteers nor the hospital crew should have been too surprised to find that over fifty hatchlings somehow managed to survive hurricane damage and the up-and-down weather of this month. So when a bucketful of joy arrived at our facility a short time ago, we again converted our tiny bathroom into high-rise hatchling condos. Sorted by size and physical condition, […]

Big News from the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative!

Big News from the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative!

Once-in-a-lifetime Lecture with Chef Barton Seaver Plus SSI Partner of the Year Announced CHARLESTON, S.C. — September 7, 2011 — Learn more about restoring our relationship between the ocean, land and each other during a seminar with renowned Chef Barton Seaver.  An influential chef in the culinary world, Seaver will be at the South Carolina Aquarium on Monday September 19, 2011 for a special lecture which will focus on making tasty and personally sustaining choices that keep our needs in balance with what the world can provide.  Guests will also be able to take part in a question-answer session, purchase a signed copy of his new cookbook, “For Cod and Country,” sample delectable dishes from the cookbook and enjoy sustainable […]

Aquarium Receives Donations for Family Aquarium Day

Aquarium Receives Donations for Family Aquarium Day

Kure Beach, NC – By most accounts, Monday was a typical day at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  The exhibits were open, animals were cared for, and visitors filled the building. On this day, however, over 30 special guests benefited from generous donations that allowed them to spend the day at the Aquarium; something they might not otherwise have been able to do. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was grateful to receive generous donations from Wilmington Rotary and Time Warner Cable to provide a family Aquarium Day through the Blue Ribbon Commission.  This special day came about as a result of the Commission’s continued effort to forge partnerships with families and to “address the issue of youth violence […]

Aquarium Opens New Invasive Jellyfish Exhibit

Aquarium Opens New Invasive Jellyfish Exhibit

Kure Beach, NC – Visitors to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher this summer will find a new exhibit in the Exotic Aquatics Gallery.  Aquarium staff has added white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) to its collection. The Exotic Aquatics Gallery traditionally features non-native marine species. Guests can learn more about the life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful animals. The white-spotted jellyfish species looks almost exactly as its name suggests; they appear blue-gray in color, and white spots adorn the top of their prominent bell.  Although native to Australia, this particular species of jellyfish has become invasive in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Fear coast.  While they usually grow to between […]

Fish, Fun and a Freebie for Father’s Day!

Fish, Fun and a Freebie for Father’s Day!

Dads get in free for Father’s Day at the South Carolina Aquarium   Charleston, SC – This Father’s Day give your dad the gift of an amazing journey from the mountains to the sea at the South Carolina Aquarium!  To say “thanks” to all dads, the Aquarium is offering free admission for fathers on Father’s Day with a paying guest or child.  The day will be full of programs where dads get special recognition, including the popular interactive dive shows.  While you’re here, be sure to check out the newly renovated Salt Marsh Aviary with the all new feed the stingray experience as well as the 4-D Immersion Theater currently showing Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure: Catch that Robot Butterfly […]

Sweet Santee One Of Three Set for the Sea!

Sweet Santee One Of Three Set for the Sea!

  Large Loggerhead And Two Juvenile Sea Turtles Ready For Release Charleston, SC – Come out to the Isle of Palms for a heartwarming release involving three sea turtles successfully rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue program.  A loggerhead, green sea turtle and Kemp’s Ridley, the most endangered of sea turtles, will be reunited with the ocean at 4:00 p.m. on June 17th, at the Isle of Palms County Park in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Department. The event is open to the public, those who attend should arrive early, carpool and expect to pay for parking at the County park.   More on the […]

Splash Into Summer With A Sea Turtle Release!

Splash Into Summer With A Sea Turtle Release!

“Banks” Photo credit: Barb Bergwerf  Nine sea turtles to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean   Charleston, SC – This Friday, the South Carolina Aquarium continues to move forward with its successful Sea Turtle Rescue Program with the release of nine more turtles.  In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County Parks and Recreation, eight green sea turtles and one loggerhead will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at 3:00 p.m. on June 3, 2011 at Kiawah Island’s Beachwalker County Park.  The public is encouraged to join us for this great event.  Parking is limited, parking fees apply; please carpool and arrive early.   More on the turtles being released: Dawsey: Dawsey, a […]

SC Aquarium Talks Spring-fresh Sustainable Seafood!

SC Aquarium Talks Spring-fresh Sustainable Seafood!

 A Celebration of Fish for the Future Featuring Delectable Dishes   Charleston, SC – This spring, get hooked on sustainable seafood.  Executive Chef Nate Whiting of Tristan restaurant in downtown Charleston is preparing a fresh, simple and seasonal four-course dinner paired with wine for guests to enjoy.  Chef Whiting will use his years of international culinary experience to bring surprising twists to the dinner table.   Offerings include: •         Blue crab salad, carta di musica, capers, lemon and butter powder paired with Urban Riesling •         Littleneck clams, ditalini pasta, tesa, pickled garlic and basil caviar paired with Martin Codax Albarino •         Sustainable local grouper, spring vegetable ratatouille and piquillo butter paired with Azura Pinot Noir •         Mango merengue tart with […]

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