Cultivate SciArt 2021 Summer Pop-up Events

FREE Science + Art + Community Dinners

or LIVE-STREAM with us!

Eat, Learn Create & Take Home Original Art.

These are meant to be a fun, informal, community events for adults, youths & children.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!  Advanced registration required.

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at the

Fort Johnson Marine Labs, DNR Outdoor Classroom

412-418 Fort Johnson Road •  James Island, SC

Join Cultivate SciArt and the College of Charleston Marine Biology Summer Undergraduate Researchers, in-person or virtually, for a lively mix of short science stories, art making, discussions and hands-on activities along the tidal marsh. 

Thirteen College of Charleston student researchers will introduce the scientific problems they are investigating this summer.  Their well crafted science pitches, props, samples and tools are sure to fascinate all, and provide a great glimpse into the marine science happening right here in Charleston.  Everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy “lots of salt, sand, algae, and art on the side” with hands-on activities along the tidal marsh, an invertebrate touch tank, sandpainting and community science chats. Dinner will be provided for in-person participants by our friends at Destiny Community Cafe, South Carolina’s first “pay-what-you-can” cafe.

 

In-person space is limited, and advance registration is required. We are excited to also offer live-streaming for the event! We encourage you to organize your own pods and register to join us virtually. Following registration for virtual participation, you will receive an email notification of art supplies needed and pickup options. This event is free and open to all ages. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! 

STARRING:

Sophie Spiegel

Distribution and human consumption risk analysis of edible seaweeds in Charleston, South Carolina

SERVING UP SEAWEED: A CULINARY SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE?

Christian Simmons

Biomechanics of tooth puncture in sharks and moray eels

THE BITE FIGHT CLUB: SHARKS VS MORAY EELS!

Olivia Suarez-Cudd

Microbiomes of intertidal macroalgae from ‘Ewa Beach, Hawai’i

SIMPLY SEAWEED BY THE SEASHORE

Adriana Apintiloaiei

Role of Algae in Microplastic Entrapment in Stormwater Ponds

THE PURELY PLASTIC PROBLEM

Elle Pestorius

Contrasting the physiology and life cycle stages of native and invasive algae

BATTLE OF THE SEAWEEDS!

Emily Dombrowski

Temperature tolerance and physiology of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus

DRAWING BLOOD MAKES US ALL CRABBY

Charles Taibi

Sediment content associated with ecotones of Spartina alterniflora

PLUFF MUD: MY NEW SKIN CARE ROUTINE

Aubrey Anthony

Salinity stress and amphibian developmental ecology

DON’T DRINK THE SALTY WATER!

Zoe Munson

Effects of Acidification on the Recovery of Pinching Force following Crustacean Molt

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

Jake Kuenzli

How sponges modify or produce organic compounds and what they are capable of

SPONGES, MORE THAN JUST A WAY TO CLEAN DISHES

Regan Honeycutt

Carryover effects of salinity exposure in amphibian tadpoles

A CANARY IN A COAL MINE?

Joelle Reich

Biosignature Volatiles of Extremophilic Life

THE (NEW) SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS

Timara Vereen

Effects of the Eastern Mud Snail on the Community Structure of Benthic Microalgae

FIGHT OF THE CENTURY: MUD VS. SNAILS!

Sponsored by:

Food provided by:

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates program (NSF grant DBI-1757899)

for

Tuesday, July 20th, 4:30-7:30pm 

(rain date Wednesday, July 21st, 4:30-7:30pm)

#CultivateScienceArt

@CultivateSciArt

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Pink House Neighborhood Resource Center

1551 Mulberry St. •  West Ashley, SC

Join Cultivate SciArt and the South Carolina Aquarium, in-person or virtually, for a lively discussion around empowering our communities to meet the growing challenges that rising sea-levels, changing climate and inequitable resources bring to sea-islands and other coastal areas. Craft your own resilience while making shadow boxes with repurposed supplies. Dinner will be provided for in-person participants by our friends at Destiny Community Cafe.

Resilience: 1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 2.  The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

Our resilience has been tested this past year in so many ways. While we hope we are rounding the corner on some of the hardships brought on by the pandemic, our social and environmental challenges continue to loom large. Albert George, the South Carolina Aquarium’s first Director of Conservation, has made it their priority to help all our communities participate in and reap the rewards from local conservation.  An ecologist, conservationist and Harvard Kennedy Master of Public Policy, Mr. George will share how we envision and create more resilient communities in the wake of a dynamic changing world. And he will introduce us to R.I.C.E. (Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education), an exciting collaboration between the South Carolina Aquarium, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, local communities and world-renowned scientists, education, research and government institutes. 

 

To help us explore the concepts of resilience and building from our resources at hand, Marielena Martinez, teaching artist and Cultivate SciArt art director, will introduce us to the work of Louise Nevelson. Nevelson was a Russian American immigrant who repurposed wooden pieces and other objects into elaborate shadow boxes she painted in monochromatic colors. Her work is found at museums throughout the world. Participants will get to build their own shadow boxes to take home.

Sponsored by:

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Food provided by:

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Due to covid precautions, in-person space will be limited, masks are strongly encouraged, and advance registration is required. We are excited to also offer live-streaming for this event! We encourage you to organize your own pods and register to join us virtually. Following registration for virtual participation, you will receive an email notification of art supplies needed and pickup options. This event is free and open to all ages. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

for

Monday, July 26th, 5:30-8pm 

(rain date Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8:30pm)

#CultivateScienceArt

@CultivateSciArt

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