Saving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

For those who dream of saving the planet, but aren’t quite sure where to begin

Students explore the anthrocopene in James Island County park

June 12 - June 16, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Course Fee: $700
Instructor: Dr. Chris Freeman, Department of Biology

Calling All Aspiring Scientists

There is so much more to Charleston than hospitality. Beyond the fancy hotels and world-class restaurants you’ll find a vibrant ecosystem of biodiverse organisms that have been supporting life in the lowcountry for millennia.

This course is your access to the biodiversity of the Charleston-area lowcountry, and connects you with the tools and skills you'll need help make sure it survives for centuries to come.

Experience Our Ecosystem Firsthand

The class is structured around daily field trips to the Grice Marine Laboratory, Stono Preserve, local salt marshes and other impacted areas in and around Charleston.

You'll learn how local organisms are supporting the lowcountry’s unique ecosystems, how humans are impacting these ecosystems, and what can be done to help us coexist with all our biodiverse neighbors.

Venture off the Beaten Path

This summer is your chance to gain real-world field experience, sharpen your advocacy skills, and help preserve the lowcountry for future generations. Apply today.