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CULTIVATE SciArt Happy Hour - Soil Saviors & Ebru

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Rutledge Cab Co.

1300 Rutledge Ave.

Charleston, SC 29403

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Science + Art happy hours are back! Enjoy a brief science presentation, art demonstration & creation, and inspiring community conversations. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

TUESDAY, January 28th, 6-8 pm
"Soil Saviors - Using Plants to Pull Pollutants Out of Our Land" with Dr. Florence Anoruo, South Carolina State University Plant Physiologist & Environmental Biologist AND "Painting on Water" with local artist Marielena Martinez.

Long after an industrial plant has closed its doors, the surrounding lands bear its mark through the presence of heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals. Did you know heavy metals are a serious problem in much of the soils in North Charleston and the upper peninsula? The Environmental Protection Agency refers to these properties as brownfields, and there are 10 listed Federal Brownfield sites in Charleston County alone. Dr. Florence Anoruo, Plant Physiologist and Environmental Biologist, South Carolina State University, and Visiting Scientist, Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, researches the use of plants to remove heavy metals from contaminated soils. Catch her fresh on her return from COP25 UN Climate Change Conference and global environmental justice discussions. Join us to find out what plants may help cleanup our own backyards. And Marielena Martinez will introduce us to the magical art of Ebru, floating paints in water and wicking our pictures out onto paper. Let’s hope we can find the right plants to wick out soil pollution as easily.

We are excited to also have Conservation Voters of South Carolina joining us. CVSC fights for our air, water, land, and energy through political action. They are bipartisan, pragmatic and effective, working to hold South Carolina legislators accountable for their conservation votes and actions. They will share about their current campaigns to keep chemicals out of our environment.

$15 LEARN, CREATE & TAKE HOME ORIGINAL ART. Students FREE and Educator discount. Great food and happy hour specials, including $1 off happy hour all event long and 10% evenings sales will be donated by Rutledge Cab Co. to help support more Community Science + Art!

This is meant to be a fun, informal, community event for adults & youths. Drop-ins welcome, but get your tickets today to avoid lines and help us plan. Free Parking!

See what else we're cultivating:
www.CultivateSciArt.org

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Rutledge Cab Co.

1300 Rutledge Ave.

Charleston, SC 29403

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