|Best of Show for 2013 S.C. Junior Duck Stamp Contest|
In an example of SEWE promoting the outdoors, they continue their partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the SCDNR to facilitate the S.C. Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The 2013 winners were recently announced with 14-year old Emily Knudson of Thomas Cairo Middle School in Mount Pleasant winning the Best Of Show title with her depiction of a preening redhead drake duck. Hannah Massar won the first runner-up award for her close up of a merganser. Elizabeth Chandler, age 15, of Sumter, S.C. won the second runner-up prize for her painting of a drake wood duck in flight. This exhibit will be at the public library on Calhoun Street. and for the list of all the winners click here.
|1st runner-up for Best of Show|
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is also keeping their preservation credentials in good order in 2013 with the announcement on January 28 of a new Lowcountry Conservation Initiative. SEWE is joining forces with other local conservation groups in accepting a $100K grant check from BP of America that is intended to promote the natural world. It provides for injured birds of prey to be rehabilitated, and to promote outdoor education in schools in Charleston County. For more details click here.
|2nd Runner-up for Best of Show|
There are always loads of fun times at SEWE, but tickets won’t cost loads of cash. A three-day general admission ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday costs just $40. One-day admittance on Friday or Saturday from 10 until 6 p.m. costs $20, with Sunday admission from 10 until 5 p.m. offered at the discount rate of $10. Don’t forget the kids under the age of 10 can enter free with adult, and the SEWE tickets include free shuttle bus rides from each event location. So you can park once and then enjoy the rest of your day. For a full rundown of SEWE events view my feature article in the Colletonian.