Environmental Awareness

Earth Month and Earth Day (April 22)

Earth Month was established in April 1970 and is non-political. It is a month intended to develop momentum for a full year's worth of work on improving the environment. In this collection, you can learn about ways you can be involved in helping our planet!

Earth Day also 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 Environmental Day (June 5)

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It's celebrated annually on June 5.

World Car Free Day (Sept. 22) 

This day encourages motorists to take a day off from driving your vehicle and find other ways to go places that will not hurt the environment.

 

Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 8
Episode 9

Video

The Visitor Center – The park and visitor center is a great place to learn about both natural and man-made history. The entrance to the park features a replica of what a lock in the canal looked like...
Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 1
Episode 1

Video

Today, Rudy and Jim visit Jocassee Gorges, known all over the world for its mix of hardwood and conifer trees, along with its variety of wild flowers. At this first stop, Rudy and Jim come across...
Congaree Swamp (S.C.) Stop 6
Episode 9

Video

Congaree Swamp is abundant with insect life. Rudy and Jim come across a newly emerged dragonfly, and a Zebra Swallowtail butterfly is seen feeding on a White Clover flower. A Clubtail dragonfly is...
Trees for all Seasons - Part 2: Evergreen Trees
Trees for all Seasons - Part 2: Evergreen Trees

Lesson

This lesson will spotlight the many trees, bushes, and shrubs that stay green all year.It will also explain the importance of the habitat these plants provide to birds and forest animals. Also, the...

The Honorable John J. Tecklenburg | Sea Change

Video

John Tecklenburg is the Mayor of Charleston, SC. This is his full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were addressed in the video: Where is climate change on...
The Honorable Mary Jeffcoat | Sea Change

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Myrtle Beach City Council member Mary Jeffcoat. This is her full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were addressed in the video: What brought you to become...
Susan L. Hitchcock

Video

Susan Hitchcock works for The National Park Service in Charleston, SC. This is her full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were addressed in the video: What are...
Stuart Williams

Video

Mr. Williams is the Executive Director for the Corporate Climate Alliance in John's island, SC. This is his full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were...
Mildred McClain | Sea Change

Video

Mildred McClain works for Citizens for Environmental Justice in Savannah, GA. This is her full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were addressed in the video...
Robert T. Ball, Jr. M.D | Sea Change

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Dr. Ball is a Physician, Educator, and Epidemiologist in Charleston, SC. This is his full interview from the SCETV documentary "Sea Change." The following questions were addressed in the video: As an...