RISING ABOVE OUR FLOODING STREETS

ART & SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA

FREE FUN  |  FREE FOOD  |  ALL AGES WELCOME

at

BoomTown!

1505 King Street Ext.

Saturday, May 20th, 1-5pm

65+ SCIENTISTS, ARTISTS, CIVIC & COMMUNITY LEADERS

  • Lightning talks from experts & citizens

  • Explore sea, marsh & city ecosystems

  • Hands-on science experiences

  • Be a citizen artist & contribute to community art mobiles

  • Info-tables on city planning & resources

  • Small group discussion tables with scientists, city officials & citizens

  • Hiphop, puppet comedy & many more experiences 

KJ Kearney MC's with special guest, Mayor Tecklenburg

 Lightning talks 

WHAT ARE WE FACING?

Flood-Resilient Citizen Scientists

·      Kierria & Tonisha, Charleston Development Academy

The King Tide Conundrum – What Causes King Tides & Sunny Day Flooding?

·      Mr. Zach Prouz, College of Charleston, Grice Marine Biology Graduate Program

Water, Water Everywhere – How Much Worse Can It Get?

·      Doug Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Mother Earth versus Humans: We Are In This Together

·      Bobbie Lyon, Cultivate & College of Charleston, Grice Marine Lab Adjunct

Lowcountry on the Edge

·      Victoria Smalls, Director of History, Art and Culture at the Penn Center

 

GLOBAL AND LOCAL RESPONSES

Living with Water, Planning for the Charleston Region's Future

·      Dan Burger, S.C. DHEC Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and Charleston Resilience Network

What Is Being Done in Charleston

·     Mark Wilbert, Chief Resilience Officer and Emergency Management Director, City of Charleston

Staying Safe as the Water Rises

·      Jared Smith, @chswx / chswx.com

Community Knowledge Capacity Building

·      Albert George, South Carolina Aquarium, Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education (RICE)

 

SOLUTIONS FOR OUR FUTURE

A Community Narrative on Environmental Justice, Community Resilience and Climate Change

·     Omar Muhammad, Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities

Thinking About Transportation Differently

·      Councilman Mike Seekings

Go Green, Healthy & Local via Urban Community Gardens

·      Germaine Jenkins, Fresh Future Farm

The Power of Collective Action

·      Jennifer Saunders, College of Charleston, Environmental Studies Adjunct & In Place Impact Coordinator

Envisioning Our Grandchildren’s Future

·      Carolee Williams, City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation, & Sustainability

Live Performances

Gadsden Creek Hip Hop

·      Featuring Charleston Development Academy 8th grade, Lamar Hunter & STEAM collaboration

Moon Phases to Bruno Mars

·      Featuring Simmons Pinckney Middle School 8th grade & Mary Adamson Adeogun

Water Dance 

·      Featuring DanceFX

Explore Sea, Marsh & City Ecosystems

 with hands-on science, art, community resources & discussions

SEA

Live Plankton: Diversity & Biological Carbon Cycle - Grice Marine Lab & friends

From a Drop of Seawater - Cultivate & Bowdoin College Marine Science Students

Grice Marine Biology Critter Tubs - Grice Marine Lab & friends

What is a Greenhouse Gas? - Grice Marine Lab & friends

Carrying Our Carbon Weight - College of Charleston & DNR 

The Ocean-Climate Connection - Cultivate Community Science Art

Wade In the Water - John Duckworth

Staying Safe as the Water Rises - Jared Smith, @chswx / chswx.com

 

MARSH

Earth, Moon, Sun & Tides w/ hula hoops - Grice Marine Lab, CDA & friends

Estuary Pollution & Solutions - Charleston Waterkeepers

Live Oysters at Work - Grice Marine Lab & friends

Oyster Bed Restoration - DNR, SCORE

Spartina: Nature’s Sponge & Brita - Ashley Hall 4th grade

Charleston Development Academy:  Becoming Flood Resilient Citizen Scientists - A Collaborative STEAM Education Effort

How to Advocate for Change - Coastal Conservation League

Stewards of Shorebirds & Swamps - SC Audubon Society

 

CITY

GHG and "friends" of GHG's: A Local Story of Zoning Effects - College of Charleston & LAMC

Grassroot Seed Bombs - Fresh Future Farms, LAMC, In Place Impact & Charleston #GoodSharing Movement

Charleston Past & Present - Historic Charleston Foundation, Jared Bramblett & Friends

City Sea-Level Rise Viewer - City of Charleston & Charleston Resilience Network

Where Does the Water Go When it Rains in the City - City of Charleston

Stormwater Management & Low-Impact Development - Davis & Floyd

RICE, Sea-Level Apps & Clay Models  -- SC Aquarium, Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education

Citizens Building Smart Transit - Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit

Two-wheeled Transportation - Charleston Moves & Gotcha

Water Wise Gardening - Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium & Clemson Extension

Native Plants - Dr. Richard Porcher, Celie DaileyRoots & Shoots Nursery

Rain Garden Tours - JR Kramer

From Cement to Photosynthesis - Josh Robinson Design

Power of Wind - Clemson Wind Turbine Testing Facility

Powering via the Sun - Solarize SC

JOIN US TO CREATE ART, KNOWLEDGE, DISCUSSIONS

& COMMUNITY RESILIENCE TOGETHER!