AE21 Intro to NC Wetlands

Tuesday April 27

12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM


Intro to NC Wetlands

ONLINE* Tuesday, April 27; 12 to 1 p.m.

Instructor: April C. Smith

Free | Suggested donation $15


Wetlands often tend to get a bad rap. Many people look at a soggy woodland and recoil with images of snake-filled holes and mosquitos carrying diseases. Today, scientists recognize a need to maintain, manage, and restore wetlands, but public image hasn't changed much. Sign on for this informative Lunch & Learn overview on the history and ecological significance of wetlands with April Smith. April is a former wetlands researcher and now runs a science education non-profit that teaches about science and nature. Come learn about the many roles of wetlands in our Carolina communities, why they are important, and what steps we can take to preserve them.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts. 


April C. Smith, PhD, president of In Situ Explorers, is a former environmental researcher who has spent countless hours up to her waist in pluff mud. When she and her family had the opportunity to travel globally for two years, living in seventeen different countries, she learned that teaching science to her own kids is the best job in the world. Together they have cruised with basking sharks in the North Sea, hiked to see fairy penguins in Tasmania, explored the geology of the southern coast of England, floated through cypress swamps in the American Southeast, and climbed mountainous colored sand dunes in the Southwest.


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