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#07-232 August 20, 2007

Public event series continues conservation topics this fall

The Public Event Series, consisting of seminars, field and boat outings with diverse topics about South Carolina’s natural resources will continue this fall in the Lowcountry.

The Public Event Series, which was initiated in February 2007, has offered nine educational programs and hosted more than 400 participants statewide. "The pilot round of programs offered with the Public Event Series has certainly met our expectations and has provided momentum to continue offering these types of educational experiences to the public again this fall," said Kim Counts, Series coordinator with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Participants in the initial events provided important and positive feedback, as well as ideas for topics that will be incorporated into the fall Series.

With an overall goal to raise awareness of knowledge of our marine resources and the importance of conservation, topics addressed have included historical preservation to more specific research taking place at the DNR’s Marine Resources Division. Each event, whether a seminar, field or boat outing, presents information in an interactive format to encourage understanding and participation from an audience that may not have a strong science background. The Series also aims to increase the public’s understanding of DNR projects and goals that are the heart of the Marine Resources Division.
At a glance, the Series offerings thus far have included:

Interested participants for the Fall Public Event Series are encouraged to stay tuned for upcoming date and time announcements, registration and contact information regarding the offerings in September and October. For additional information, contact Counts at CountsK@dnr.sc.gov. Please note that reservations are required for all events, and will be taken once the Fall Public Event Series calendar is finalized. At a glance, the upcoming events will include:

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.

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