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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Community Outreach Initiatives

The SEOE believes that science and scientists should not remain confined to closed lab doors. So our department is always looking forward to help the community in different possible ways. One of the most exciting ways to do this, we believe, is through communicating the science that we do through demonstrations, presentations, fun experiments and exhibitions, thereby cultivating the understanding of and the enthusiasm for Earth Sciences amongst everyone, especially young school students. Our outreach activities are usually led by graduate students within the department. If you want SEOE to arrange an outreach activity with your organization and/or institution please reach out to our graduate student organization's community outreach chair at

Cub Scout Nova Program

The Boy Scouts of America’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulate interest in STEM-related fields and show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them.

Our graduate students demonstrated geology and marine science to Pack 48 cub scouts on Oct 18, 2021. Some boy scouts also joined our activity.

Earthquake Talk

We worked with the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology high school, a STEM certified high school for Juniors and seniors and explained the concept of earthquake proofing structures to the students who were doing a project on the same.

Sustainable Carolina Garden

As a part of the University of South Carolina’s Service Saturday drive, our graduate students volunteered in the university’s student-led Sustainable Carolina Garden to help the sustainability drive of the university.

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