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Conservancy Events


Join the Conservancy team for a series of lectures and luncheons to learn more about the land, history, and environment of Palmetto Bluff and the Lowcountry.*


*Please note: To ensure the safety of members and guests, all Conservancy events are now virtual via Zoom.



Palmetto Bluff Conservancy September Photo Contest
September 1st – September 30th
September Theme: Mammals of Palmetto Bluff
The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosts a monthly photo contest for residents and guests. We want to see what you’ve seen while enjoying your time at the Bluff! Each month will celebrate a different, Conservancy-related theme. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Photos must be submitted to info@pbconservancy.org to participate.


How are the photos judged?
Conservancy educator, Aaron, will review each submission to ensure the photos meet all requirements. Approved entries will be sent to the Conservancy team to be judged in a blind judging.
Prizes: Each month, the 1st place winner will receive a prize from the Conservancy. Our top three participants will also receive raffle tickets (3 tickets for first place, 2 tickets for second place, and 1 ticket for third place) that will go into a pot for the chance to win a pair of Burn Fest tickets. The drawing will be on October 28th immediately following the Brown Bag Lunch: Ghost Stories of the Bluff.


Rules:
1. Each participant may submit one photo per month.
2. All photos must have complete information attached, including subjects, dates, and locations.
3. All images must be taken at Palmetto Bluff.
4. Animal and plant photographs must be wild; no captive animals or planted specimens.
5. The animal must be alive, and the photo be taken under natural conditions and in an ethical manner that places the welfare of the subject above the photographer’s desire to obtain an image.




Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Tropical Weather
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Early September is the peak of hurricane season and, as we head towards the fall, it is helpful to improve our understanding of the tropical weather and weather patterns of the Lowcountry. Blair Holloway, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, is here to help explain tropical weather and what to expect during hurricane season.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xBeOgxjaQumqBPrx_dPJMQ


Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Street Names of Palmetto Bluff (part 1)
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Palmetto Bluff has a variety of unique street names throughout the property. Curious observers may have taken notice and wondered, “Why is there a North and South Drayton?” or “What is a blue willow?” The Conservancy’s archaeologist, Mary, and executive director, Jay, are here to explain the meaning behind these names! Part 1 will cover street names in the May River Forest, Wilson, West Wilson, Camp Eight, and Hayfields neighborhoods.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iUQW8Xo6Qt2mCNuXJ-Rw8Q


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Dolphins
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Bottlenose dolphins can be found year-round in the May River, but have you noticed times when they seem more abundant? Alyssa Marian, graduate student with College of Charleston and University of South Carolina Bluffton, is conducting acoustic and photographic surveys of resident and migratory bottlenose dolphins in the May River to learn about behaviors between these groups. Do specific dolphins visit the May River every year? Do resident and migratory dolphins interact with each other? Where in the river does each group of dolphins spend time? Since dolphins are apex predators and serve as “canaries in the coal mine,” Marian’s monitoring is providing critical data about the ecology and health of the May River estuary.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RRpKXOX8RE2KY48231hfSw


Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Street Names of Palmetto Bluff (part 2)
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Palmetto Bluff has a variety of interesting and unique street names throughout the property. Curious observers may have taken notice and wondered, “What is a wolf tree?” or “Who was St. Catherine?” The Conservancy’s archaeologist, Mary, and executive director, Jay, are here to explain the meaning behind these names! Part 2 will cover street names in the South Wilson, River Road, Barge Landing, and Moreland neighborhoods.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MfTtSWe5RMqzM_7ow3J0-w

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