Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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Can’t Miss!

DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS AT SEWE 2020

Talk a walk on the wild side…. SEWE has invaded downtown Charleston! Celebrate the best of wildlife and nature all weekend long by visiting our five official venues: Charleston Place Hotel, Brittlebank Park, Gaillard Center, Charleston Marriott and Marion Square. Whether you’re looking for fine art galleries, sporting demos or hands-on fun for the kids, SEWE has a little something for everyone! Below are a few of this weekend’s can’t-miss events. Still needing to purchase tickets?  Click here for more information.

 

NEW & FAVORITES

 

NEW

 

New: Jack Hanna Returns to the Gaillard, presented by Boeing 

Stop by the Fine Art Gallery at SEWE to meet Jason Tako, our 2020 Featured Artist and see this year’s featured painting, The Road Less Traveled. Jason is joined by nearly 100 others painters and sculptures. It’s rare to see this many wildlife artists of such a high caliber in one setting. Read more about Jason. 

New: Jack Hanna Returns to the Gaillard, presented by Boeing 

Television personality, author and conservationist, Jack Hanna, returns for the first time since 2018 to entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. Seating is first-come, first-served. See schedule for times. Show Times: Friday, February 14 at 2pm and Saturday, February 15 at 12:30 and 2:30pm.


New: Fly Fishing with Orvis

Orvis will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting lessons all weekend on the Gaillard Center Orvis Lawn. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site. On Sunday, legendary angler Tom Rosenbauer will be demonstrating fly casting all day.

New: Jumbotron Viewing at DockDogs®
For the first time, SEWE will showcase its popular DockDogs® competition on the big screen. Now, attendees in Brittlebank Park can watch the action from the new jumbotron, which will show live jumps and instant replays. An emcee will also voice over the competition and explain scoring, canine abilities and discuss the rules and disciplines of speed retrieve, big air and extreme vertical.

New: Land Rover Off-Road Driving Experience
In partnership with Baker Motor Company, SEWE will create a Land Rover Off-Road Driving Experience at Brittlebank Park. SEWE attendees can demo the latest Land Rover models and test the vehicle’s off-road skills around a track made for the event. Learn from instructors on how to navigate various terrain and obstacles.

New: Expanded Retriever Demos
The retriever demos in Brittlebank Park have always been a popular event at SEWE. Able handlers and dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills for large crowds. In 2020, SEWE will expand upon these demos. The Boykin Spaniel Society will showcase the agility of a retriever and the pathway to a fully-trained gundog. Mossy Pond Retrievers with Orvis will feature how to train your retriever.

New: Sporting and Marine Village
The Sporting Village has expanded to become a Sporting and Marine Village to include exhibitors that focus on fishing, water sports and marine-based activities. Meet hunting, fishing and safari guides, outdoor outfitters and land professionals. Check out boats, ATVs and a host of John Deere tractors.

New: Expanded Footprint at Brittlebank Park + Kid Zone
Bring the kids! Children’s activities and games are now located in the Kid Zone at Brittlebank Park. Here you will find pony and camel rides, an exotic petting zoo, inflatables, fun games, educational programs and more.This year’s programming will also include a kid zone stage that will put a spotlight on various local authors and librarians. They will share stories inspired by nature and wildlife. Educational puppet shows will be hosted here, too.

 

FAVORITES

 

SEWE Favorite: Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt & Auction

Witness the imagination, talent and process behind SEWE artwork. Watch participating artists paint or sculpt an original piece from start to finish in just one hour. A live auction will be held immediately after where attendees can bid on the one-of-a-kind pieces. Details: 13 artists participating, Charleston Place Ballroom, Friday, February 14, 3 pm – Auction to follow

SEWE Favorite: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will explore the wonders of natural ecosystems. From bobcats, foxes and birds of prey to alligators and snakes, SEWE attendees will get an up-close look at the animals that call these places home. Seating is first-come, first-served. See schedule for times.

Fresh on the Menu with South Carolina Department of Agriculture, hosted by the Lee Bros.
Watch more than a dozen of South Carolina’s greatest chefs, farmers and home cooks demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite recipes with locally grown and produced ingredients. Sample products from the producers, processors and vendors that make up the Certified South Carolina program. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: Center for Birds of Prey Flight Demonstrations
One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. Witness incredible flight demos from a range of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our ecosystem. Presented by BP America at Marion Square. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: The Orianne Society
Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species like quail, turkey and deer. This informative presentation features the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: DockDogs® Competition
Story: Watch dogs of all breeds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions in side-by-side tanks. “Waves” of competition held throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. For more information or to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.  Details: “Waves” of competition held throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. See schedule for times.

Sheep and Duck Herding Demonstrations
Join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn, as he showcases the fascinating world of the Border Collie breed’s herding instinct. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands. See schedule for times located at Brittlebank Park.

 
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Don’t Miss: Live Presentations at SEWE 2020

SEWE 2020 offers various live presentations to tickle everyone’s fancy. No matter your interest…all presentations are free with your SEWE general admission ticket. We suggest purchasing a 3-day ticket to take full advantage of the offerings. Buy your tickets HERE through February 1.

Need help navigating it all?  Map your weekend HERE.

 

Quick Draw / Speed Sculpt and Live Auction: A unique opportunity to watch the talented SEWE artists at work. Participating artists will have just one hour to create a piece from start to finish. The finished products will then be on display before the live auction following. Drawing/Sculpting, Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 pm | Live Auction to follow | Fine Art Gallery & Grand Hall at Charleston Place Hotel

Live Animal shows with Jack Hanna: Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees with live animals at the Gaillard Center. Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12:30 and 3:30 pm | Gaillard Center

Live Animal Shows with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 am | Sunday, Feb. 15 at 11 am | Gaillard Center

NEW Fly Fishing with Orvis: Orvis will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting lessons all weekend. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site. On Sunday, legendary angler Tom Rosenbauer will be demonstrating fly casting all day. Friday, Feb. 14 at 12 pm and 3:30 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 am and 2 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm and 3:30 pm | Gaillard Center Lawn

NEW Dog Demos with Orvis and Mossy Pond Retrievers: Witness gundogs work their magic as Brad Arington, an Orvis-endorsed hunting dog trainer from Mossy Pond Retrievers in South Georgia, leads retriever demonstrations. See schedule for times. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos: Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 12:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Two Tank DockDogs® Competitions: Once again, SEWE will host the only two tank DockDogs® event east of the Mississippi. Dogs of all kinds and skill levels will compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition will be held throughout the day all weekend with finals beginning at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 am – 5:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10 am – 4 pm | Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstrations: Pathway to a Finished Gun Dog. Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Center for Birds of Prey Demonstrations: Presented by BP America, see incredible flight demos while learning about the important role raptors, such as falcons, eagles and hawks, play in our ecosystem. Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 am and 3 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm | Marion Square

Orianne Society Presentations: Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more. Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 pm | Sunday Feb. 16 at 3 pm | Marion Square

Fresh on the Menu | Certified South Carolina: Hosted by the Lee Bros., watch more than a dozen of South Carolina’s greatest chefs, farmers, and home cooks demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite recipes with locally grown and produced ingredients. Sample products from the producers, processors and vendors that make up the Certified SC program. Various times throughout the day on Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 | Marion Square

 

 
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Plan your 2020 weekend

Get the full details on all things SEWE 2020 with the show brochure. We have 90+ listings on our schedule – from new events and special exhibits to live presentations and demonstrations. Make the most of your SEWE 2020 weekend…start planning your experience now!

 
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2020 Art Book

It is a great honor to release the fourth edition of the SEWE Art Book. This publication has gained momentum since first released in 2017 and each edition is a beautiful collaboration between the artist and what has become the premier wildlife art show in the Southeast. Browse the pages for a glimpse of what SEWE 2020 will offer.

All artwork included in this catalog is available for purchase through the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. All information is accurate at the time of printing. An additional body of original art from these artists will be available during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, February 13-16, 2020. Please contact SEWE Art Curator, Natalie Henderson, with any inquiries.

 
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New artist spotlight: Carrie Penley

WELCOME PAINTER CARRIE PENLEY TO SEWE 2020.

Born in a small town in Georgia, contemporary artist Carrie Penley is an American artist utilizing different forms of media to create unique works of art through neutral color, expressive brush stroke, contrast and often collage material most often of wildlife. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1995. Following university, she lived in Atlanta as an interior designer working on local and national design projects under the tutelage of Dan Carithers and Dotty Travis. This experience proved instrumental in her creative and design aesthetic development and she continues to draw on her experiences from those important formulative years.

A self taught artist, Carrie painted privately for 13 years while working in the design field and raising three children. In 2012, she established a full time studio and began showing her work publicly. Since, her work has been acquired for private and commercial collections in cities such as Atlanta, New York, Austin, Dallas, Telluride and Park City.

See a full collection of Carrie’s work along with nearly 100 other artists during SEWE weekend in the Fine Art Gallery in Charleston Place Hotel.

 
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Jack is Back!

PRESENTED BY BOEING

Animal expert, television personality, author and conservationist, Jack Hanna will return to Charleston this February to entertain and delight attendees at the  Gaillard Center with live animal presentations on Friday and Saturday of SEWE.

Jack Hanna, whose last appearance at SEWE was in 2018, Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo (Ohio) and the Wilds.

Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The View, and Fox News and CNN news programs.

Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs.  Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.

“It will be great to have Jack again in February. He is a big fan of SEWE and of Charleston, so we could not ask for a better ambassador for us as he travels the country,” said John Powell, SEWE Executive Director.

Jack and his wife, Suzi, live in central Ohio and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

Jack’s official show times include Friday, February 14 at 2pm and Saturday, February 15 at 12:30 and 2:30 pm.  Learn more about Jack here.

Joining Jack on the SEWE schedule are longtime fan favorites, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. Amy Kight and her team from Jupiter Island, Florida will be helping Jack’s team and will be presenting all weekend long. Learn more about the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary here.

 

 

 
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2019 Junior Duck Stamp

The 2019 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

Congratulations to Kieran Ullrey from Michael’s Masterpieces in Sumter, SC, for being chosen as the 2019 SC Junior Duck Stamp “Best of Show”. Kieran’s winning entry will go on to compete in the Federal judging with all other state’s “best of shows” in hopes to become the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp. Good luck Kieran!

“Drama King ” 2019 Best of Show by Kieran Ullrey
Age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

BEST OF SHOW
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

BEST OF SHOW RUNNERS UP
2nd runner up:  Grace Moore – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
3rd runner up: Tabby Perry – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
4th runner up:  Adam Maierle – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
5th runner up:  Fatima Maya Perez – age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

 

GROUP 1 (Grades K-3)

1st

Harper Burke – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Alexis McDowell – age 8, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Adrianna Sauter – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

2nd

Silas Brown – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Fenderbosch – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alyssa Morais – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

3rd

Dub Reynolds – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
River Richburg – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Brandon Welch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Honorable Mention

Bennett Baker – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Addy Bergeron – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Montashia Campbell – age 8, Oakland Elementary, Charleston, SC
Aleca Dimitriadis – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Jamir Dingle – age 8, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Sophia Fenderbosch – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Bella Florian – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Emma Freeman – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Braiden Jenkins – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Caitlyn Jenkins – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Brooklyn Lomas – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Arianna Lynch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Chloe Marquez – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Julia Moran – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alaina Naus – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Daly Welch – age 6, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

 

GROUP 2 (Grades 4-6)

1st

Rachel Agudelo – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Sylvia Burrows – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Katelyn Mizelle – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2nd

Addison Carpenter – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma McDonald – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Lauren Whitaker – age 11, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC

3rd

Dakota Cox – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Analee Hankinson – age 12, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Ava Reyes – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Tyler Franklin – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Gavin Garboski – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Madeline Green – age 10, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Madalyn McCants – age 12, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Bailey McDowell – age 10, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Stella Meaney – Stono Park Elementary, Charleston, SC
Sara Meltzer – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Jordana Morais – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Noelle Morlan – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Maya Robinson – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
EllaJane Smith – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Tanner Synder – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Lisa Thomas – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Noah Walton – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Madisen Ward – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dezy’re Weston – age 10, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC

 

 

GROUP 3 (Grades 7-9)

1st

Alma Lutas – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Adam Maiesle – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Tabby Perry – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

 

2nd

Emma Elliott – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Callie Reinecke – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Carly Sabados – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

3rd

Carter Collins – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Helen Nang – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Lauren Nederostek – age 14, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Andrew Brown – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grace Burgess – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kate Cohee – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Joy Cook – age 13, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Carolyn Dang – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Maggie Elliott – age 13, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Kelly Gonzales – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Cade Jarae – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Abigail Naranjo – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Leaton Nuttall – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Cassandra Phillips – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Sarah Sharib – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Noah Shroff – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Noel Simmons – age 13, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Jonathan Weatherford – age 12, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Lanie Wright – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

 

GROUP 4 (Grades 10-12)

1st

Fatima Maya Perez – age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Grace Moore – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2nd

Karra Canady – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Carolina Hoppmann – age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Elaina Treadway – age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

 

3rd

Chase Breeland – age 16, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Angeles Sandoval – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Devaney Ullrey – age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2019 Conservation Message Winners

GROUP 1 (Grades K-3)

Our nature is a beautiful painting, we must protect and handle with care.
Adrianna Sauter, age, 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Be careful where you throw your trash…a duck may be waiting to take a splash!
Silas Brown – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC,

Persevere to preserve.
Alaina Naus – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Conservation: something to quack about.
Brynley, Breda – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Protect their beaks, don’t throw trash in the creeks.
Samuel, Brown – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

 

GROUP 2 (Grades 4-6)

Don’t foul up the water- protect the waterfowl.
Dakota Cox – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is the practice of caring for resources, so all living things benefit from them now and in the future.
Ava Reyes – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Let’s work together to take care of our friends with feathers.
Maya Robinson – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Roses are red, violets are blue, humans are important, ducks are too. Conserve wild life and ducks.
Lillian Atkinson – age 10, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC,

Pick it up to protect the duck!
Luke Bruno – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC


GROUP 3 (Grades 7-9)

It’s our job to make the environment as peaceful as possible for our feathered friends.
Alma Lutas – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC

When we conserve our water, we conserve our Life! Let’s be mindful and make every drop count. It’s our future!
Carly Sabados – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Preserving the past and protecting the future both come from living in the present.
Sarah Sharib – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Nature painted the wildlife so we must conserve and appreciate the art it gives us.
Meredith Rogers – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation provides a better environment, for not only people, but the wildlife around us.
Grace Zuo – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

 

GROUP 4 (Grades 10-12)

Keep the waters clear so critters don’t disappear.
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation and education are key to protecting, preserving, and restoring our wetlands.
Chase Breeland – age 16, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC

Conservation is the pathway that leads to a better environment and future for all.
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Protecting ducks and their environment will have a fantastic ripple effect.
Carolina Hoppmann – age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save the creek and the ducks will think you are “oh” so chic!
Devaney Ullrey – age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC,

See all of the winning entries here . . .

2019 Jr. Duck Stamp

 
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The New S.T.A.R.R.’s of SEWE

New this year, watch the team from Search Tactics and Rescue Recovery (S.T.A.R.R.) demonstrate efficient and organized search and rescue skills. These specially trained K-9’s will display training and small-scale demonstrations similar to their urban and rural search and recovery missions in the Carolinas and surrounding states. S.T.A.R.R. will showcase their skills on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The S.T.A.R.R. team is headquartered in Swansea, South Carolina, made up of an all volunteer, highly trained group of professionals who give unselfishly of their time and resources to help bring home missing persons. They respond to requests by official agencies to provide ground teams, specially trained K-9s, and ATVs for search/recovery requests. Additionally, they can offer resources and equipment and in the event of a natural disaster. S.T.A.R.R. offers their services at no charge.

S.T.A.R.R. will showcase their skills Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Learn more about the S.T.A.R.R. team here.>>

 
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Special Guest: Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin is an animal and nature conservationist and best known as host and executive producer of the award winning Ocean Mysteries television series on ABC. Recognized as a global leader in exploration and conservation, Jeff first appeared at SEWE in 2005. He returned for SEWE 2017 and is back by popular demand to delight attendees with live presentations on Friday and Saturday.

Jeff has had a passion for wildlife since his early childhood. His current television series, Ocean Mysteries is in production for its 5th season and is the highest rated TV series in its time-block reaching millions of viewers each week. In March of 2015, Ocean Mysteries went viral when a scientific research team along with Jeff, discovered the world’s largest freshwater fish. The record-breaking giant freshwater stingray, caught in Thailand’s Mae Klong River, was over 14 feet long and 8 feet wide. Ocean Mysteries has also been recognized with the top industry awards including three Emmy Awards (outstanding travel series, host, and director categories), numerous Telly Awards, the Cynopsis Social Good Award, the Cine Special Jury Award, and the Parents’ Choice Awards.

For nearly two decades, Jeff has hosted a variety of popular television series and specials, including Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Experience, Giant Monsters, Realm of the Yeti, Corwin’s Quest, Spring Watch USA, Snake-Tacular, and King of the Jungle; Disney’s Going Wild with Jeff Corwin; Investigation Earth with the Discovery Networks; NBC’s Jeff Corwin Unleashed, which was nominated four times for an Emmy and for which Corwin won an Emmy for Outstanding Host; and the Travel Channel’s Into Alaska and Into the American West. For the Discovery Health Channel Jeff hosted Pets and People, the Power of the Health Connection. His popular television series have been broadcasted in over 130 countries worldwide.

Among many other projects, Jeff is also the Executive Producer and host of the future IMAX-format film, Expedition Chesapeake, in partnership with Whittaker Center, presently in production. In 2010, Jeff served as Special Correspondent for Science and the Environment for MSNBC and NBC news, where he covered the impact and recovery efforts of the Gulf oil spill. In 2009, Jeff executive produced and presented 100 Heartbeats for MSNBC. This groundbreaking documentary investigated the plight of our planet’s most endangered wildlife species along with the conservation heroes trying to save them. Along with the documentary, Jeff authored the critically acclaimed book 100 Heartbeats, which connected readers to our planet’s most endangered species. 100 Heartbeats received great reviews from both critics and the conservation community and is now on it paperback.

Beyond wildlife and conservation, Jeff is a passionate explorer of human culture especially as it connects to regional cuisine that is produced in a sustainable manner. His interests in renewable and sustainable living were the genesis for Food Network series Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin. In 2008, Animal Planet premiered The Vanishing Frog. This powerful documentary highlights Jeff’s year long, global odyssey exploring the mass extinction of our planet’s important amphibian species. Jeff also created and co-presented CNN’s Planet in Peril with Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta in 2007.

Jeff’s wildlife expertise has been regularly featured on a variety of television series including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Maddows, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Regis and Kelly and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Jeff was cast as himself on CSI Miami, named one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” and Entertainment Weekly‘s “It List”. Men’s Journal recognized Jeff as the world’s greatest host of a natural history series.

When not in the field, Jeff and his wife Natasha, along with daughters Maya and Marina, inhabit a tiny farm upon a small island, where they cohabitate with bees and chickens, and grow potatoes, kale, rhubarb, and all the beets your heart’s desire!