Beginning in April of this year, we started a speaker series showcasing lowcountry living/island life. This series included seminars about the Island, culture, wildlife and more.
The first seminar was presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Island Ambassador Program. It offered an extensive introduction to the Island including general knowledge, culture and ecology – covering everything from local activities to Civil War history to wildlife found in our waterways. Upon completion, every participant became a certified Island Ambassador.
The second event was a 7 Species of Sea Turtles presentation by marine biologist, founder of Spartina Dolphin & Sea Turtle Stranding Response Team and owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters, Amber Kuehn. This educational seminar covered the different behaviors exhibited by various species of sea turtles and the process by which they nest. She also offered insight into the Hilton Head project and statistics for the area over the last 20 years.
The third seminar featured the local Gullah Culture. The Heritage Library explored how the Gullah people were brought to the Island as slaves, how their culture has survived and what is being done today to preserve it for future generations.
The final seminar in our Lowcountry Living Speaker Series takes place tomorrow and will focus on Wildlife Safety.
Stay tuned for upcoming speaker series events!