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October 13, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Palmetto Islands County Park

Palmetto Islands County Park
444 Needlerush Pkwy

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Plankton Powered

Friday, October 13, 2023

Join one of our experienced naturalists on a journey into the wild world of marine drifters. We'll sample a tidal creek with a net especially designed to trap tiny planktonic organisms, followed by an examination of our catch under microscopes. From plant-like, oxygen-giving diatoms to the active larvae of oysters and barnacles, we'll explore plankton in our local aquatic habitats, discuss their importance and conservation challenges, and learn how we can volunteer to help our community by surveying for harmful plankton blooms.

Ages 12 and up. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

What to expect: Accessible parking, accessible restrooms, and accessible water fountains are available at this park. A portion of this program will take place at the salt marsh on a dock. Periods of walking and observing nature are part of this program. The program's walking pace will be slow to moderate, and the trails are paved surfaces. Seating at benches and picnic tables is available where the second half of program takes place.

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