Environmental Awareness

April & June

Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environment Day is observed on June 5.

 

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The Ring People - CHAPTER 4  | SCDNR
The Ring People - CHAPTER 4 | SCDNR

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12,000 years ago, the beach was 70 miles from Charleston. Visit the modern-day salt marsh - one of the most important ecosystems on the planet.
Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh
Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh

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Pesticides, manure, and fertilizers run off farm fields and enter the food chain of the marsh. Chemicals from factories are also added to the rivers and end up downstream in the salt marsh, where they...
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh

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How can low levels of DDT in farm fields end up at high levels in ospreys? Several different pesticides, an example of which is DDT, can be biomagnified by the food chain. The pesticides are used to...
Lake Baikal Scientific Expedition | 27:Fifty
Lake Baikal Scientific Expedition | 27:Fifty

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Lake Baikal, located in Siberia, is the largest lake in the world, containing around 20% of the world’s fresh water alone! Dr. Doug Williams of the University of South Carolina, who is collaborating...
Wild Turkey | South Carolina Public Radio
Wild Turkey | South Carolina Public Radio

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"W" is for Wild Turkey. A wild turkey is a large galliforme, that is, chicken-like bird. Males weigh up to 20 pounds and females half as much. The turkey is characterized by its large size, iridescent...
Dottie Moore - Quilt-Maker | 27:Fifty
Dottie Moore - Quilt-Maker | 27:Fifty

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Master quilt-maker Dottie Moore weaves beautiful quilts with intricate patterns. Moore expresses her feelings about the environment and the earth through her quilts.
The Dahlonega Gold Rush | 27:Fifty
The Dahlonega Gold Rush | 27:Fifty

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Dahlonega, in the Cherokee Indian language, means “yellow precious metal.” As its name suggests, Dahlonega was the site of the first gold rush in the United States. Gold was discovered here in the...