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.
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!
Distribution and human consumption risk analysis of edible seaweeds in Charleston, South Carolina
SERVING UP SEAWEED: A CULINARY SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE?
Biomechanics of tooth puncture in sharks and moray eels
THE BITE FIGHT CLUB: SHARKS VS MORAY EELS!
Microbiomes of intertidal macroalgae from ‘Ewa Beach, Hawai’i
SIMPLY SEAWEED BY THE SEASHORE
Role of Algae in Microplastic Entrapment in Stormwater Ponds
THE PURELY PLASTIC PROBLEM
Contrasting the physiology and life cycle stages of native and invasive algae
BATTLE OF THE SEAWEEDS!
Temperature tolerance and physiology of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus
DRAWING BLOOD MAKES US ALL CRABBY
Sediment content associated with ecotones of Spartina alterniflora
PLUFF MUD: MY NEW SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Salinity stress and amphibian developmental ecology
DON’T DRINK THE SALTY WATER!
Effects of Acidification on the Recovery of Pinching Force following Crustacean Molt
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
How sponges modify or produce organic compounds and what they are capable of
SPONGES, MORE THAN JUST A WAY TO CLEAN DISHES
Carryover effects of salinity exposure in amphibian tadpoles
A CANARY IN A COAL MINE?
Biosignature Volatiles of Extremophilic Life
THE (NEW) SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS
Effects of the Eastern Mud Snail on the Community Structure of Benthic Microalgae
FIGHT OF THE CENTURY: MUD VS. SNAILS!
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.
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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!
Monday, July 26th, 5:30-8pm
(rain date Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8:30pm)