Dec 1 - Jan 31
Feb 1 - Feb 28
March 1 - March 29
|Conference - Full Day||$65||$80||$95|
|Conference - Half Day||$35||$45||$55|
This workshop is sold out! Charleston Water Taxi will host a limited number of attendees on a scenic cruise through Charleston Harbor to uninhabited Morris Island, a strategic Civil War site. During the 30-minute cruise, Dr. Barbara Beckingham from the College of Charleston and Barent Roth from The New School will lead guests in using 5 Gyres plastic pollution technology to sample for microplastics in Charleston Harbor. Upon arrival to Morris Island, celebrate the South Carolina Aquarium’s launch of the Anecdata citizen science app with us by engaging in a beach sweep. Created by the MDI Biological Laboratory, Anecdata.org is a citizen science community designed to crowdsource meaningful, actionable environmental data to help build a bigger picture of our changing environment.
Want to continue the conversation, or can’t attend the daytime sessions? Join us for the finale of the Aquarium’s Holland Lifelong Learning series. This panel discussion will explore innovative viewpoints on approaching this growing threat to our planet’s health through the perspectives of global and domestic policy, marine science, corporate innovation, and grassroots mobilization.
The panel will be followed by the Aquarium’s Annual Watershed Dinner to further discuss collaborative solutions to plastic pollution alongside the Aquarium’s Board of Directors, engaged supporters, and summit speakers.
In town for the conference? Stay for the weekend. Charleston is consistently rated one of America’s top cities. Named No. 1 city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler for the sixth consecutive year, we were also voted the World’s Best City in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards.
The Charleston Gaillard Center is located in historic downtown Charleston and is easily accessible via short walk, bicycle or taxi ride from various hotels in Charleston’s Historic District.
The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau offers an extensive directory of area accommodations searchable by location, date and style of lodging.
Options for transportation in Charleston include various local taxi companies like Charleston Green Taxi, services by Uber and Lyft, as well as Scoop, a free transportation service that utilizes electric vehicles. The Charleston Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) also operates a free downtown trolley, DASH.
Parking is available for $5 CASH ONLY on entry at both the Gaillard Garage (33 Alexander Street) and the Aquarium Garage (24 Calhoun Street).