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Members Get an Up-Close Animal Encounter at the Reptile Discovery Program

On a scale from 1-10, the Aquarium’s Reptile Discovery program was definitely a 10!  Last Saturday, February 21, members of all ages met Aquarium herpetologist Josh Zalabak, who taught an exclusive hands-on program about the Aquarium’s reptile collection.

Hearts raced as Josh presented one of the Aquarium’s copperhead snakes – a venomous species. Josh pointed out the characteristics that distinguish this snake from other non-venomous snakes found in South Carolina. He also introduced Kettle the […]

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 Southeast Region, which includes the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The conference focused on the importance of connecting people and educating […]

150 Sea Turtles Released as Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Feb. 9, 2015 — It has been a busy 15 years for the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program; tomorrow marks the 150th sea turtle to be released by the Aquarium’s cornerstone conservation program. Six sea turtles including five Kemp’s ridleys and one green sea turtle will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, […]

The First Good Catch Dinner of 2015 at The Islander

This year’s first Good Catch Dinner is February 26 at The Islander on Daniel Island. Join us for an evening of  sustainable cuisine in a casual, tropic atmosphere. Executive Chef John Whisenant will prepare a four-course menu highlighting fresh, sustainable seafood, and Good Catch Coordinator Shelley Dearhart will share what you can do to make sustainable choices.

Offerings Include:

Local Ace Blade Oysters with Yuzu, Cucumber and Fresno Chile Salsa
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Chipotle Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Wraps […]

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